Phalaris canariensis L.
Common Name: CANARY GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad A-Grass

Phalaris canariensis R.W. Smith

Dumps and disturbed ground. An introduced species first collected in Washtenaw Co. in 1861, but only occasionally escaping and probably never persisting.

Although this grass was named by Linnaeus in recognition of its being native to the Canary Islands and North Africa, it is also true that the species provides a main constituent of commercial bird-seed, so that Canary Grass is a doubly appropriate common name.

Locations

Branch County
Cheboygan County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Jackson County
Kent County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2181.