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Arundo donax ‘Variegata’

 

Giant Reed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusArundoLatin for a reed grass
SpeciesdonaxA Greek name for a kind of weed
Cultivar‘Variegata’“Variegated”—different in some way from the original

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Arundo donax ‘Variegata’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Jan 2011.

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Arundo donax (Giant Reed)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Arundo donax (Giant Reed)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm)