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Dunn's Woods Restoration and Education Project
Photo of Stout Wood Reed

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Stout Wood Reed (Cinna arundinacea)

Native perennial grass of woodlands, thickets, swamps, and damp savannas

Light shade to minor sunlight exposure and slightly wet to moist conditions (plant in medium to low, wet areas)

Silvery-green seed scales, August - September

Grows 3 - 5 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Can be eaten by domesticated herbivores, including cattle, but it is not their primary food source

Fun Fact: Typically not eaten by White-Tailed deer who prefer forbs and smaller branches of vines and shrubs

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