Plant ID forum: Tall grass growing in a frozen for now bog in northeastern Pennsylvania

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Northeastern Pennsylvania
Jan 31, 2018 10:54 AM CST
Hi. Found this four foot high grass/reed and can't id it. Was struck by how it grew individually and not in clusters. Growing right in the swamp water. One long thin leaf near the plant base only. Bog acidic. Thanks.
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Name: Sue
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Jan 31, 2018 11:42 AM CST
From the picture, description and the habitat I would guess reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea. Here's a picture and if you click on the link for the picture you can see some more identifying characteristics:
Name: Rick R.
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Jan 31, 2018 2:06 PM CST
So there was only one knobby joint in each of the whole stems? (Number of joints would equal number of leaves that were there.) This would be strange indeed. My best guess is still Reed Canary grass, because one can easily be tricked with winter observations unless you are very meticulous.

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