Reed canarygrass is a coarse, robust grass with round stems and short, broad leaves. Leaf blades are flat with rough edges. Reed canarygrass has a prominent ligule.
Coarse, sod-forming, perennial grass with short rhizomes and short, broad leaves. Grows 2 to 5 feet tall in seed head stage. Thrives in wet soils and tolerates drought. Older varieties have alklaloids that limit palatability and animal performance. Low-alkaloid varieties are available.