Arundo donax
Arundo donax
(giantreed)
Plants
Exotic

Impact ID6561
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionIn Southwestern United States, Arundo donax uses significantly more water than native vegetation, thus further altering the natural flood regime. Arundo donax has been shown to transpire 56,250 acre-feet of water over the course of a year compared to native species which transpired 18,700 acre-feet.
Reference30148
Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/19/2024].

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