Arando donax is an evergreen, flowering, stiffly, erect, tall, perennial rhizomatous reed grass. The culms grow 2-6m tall and up to 5cm in diameter forming a more or less indefinitely spreading mat. The culms usually branch in their second year. Fast-growing at a rate of I0cm per day in its native habitat and generally at a rate of 5cm per day in the AP.
Origin: North Africa, Asia, India, Eastern Europe
Common Name: Giant reed, Spanish reed