Canary grass is a relatively unknown cereal which is grown mainly for birdseed. This plant which belongs to the grasses family (Poaceae) originates from the Mediterranean region.
The name Canary grass may refer to its use as bird feed, but is more likely referring to the Canaries (Canary Islands) as the scientific name of this plant is Phalaris canariensis.
Most canary grass is produced in Canada and Thailand.
Alpiste des Canaries
Blé des Canaries
Basic information and facts
Highest production in Canada, Thailand and Argentina, but also produced in small quantities in Australia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Uruguay.
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
Canary grass is an annual plant.
The plant height can vary from 0.6 to 1.8 meters.
Grown from seed.
Used as a bird seed, often mixed with other seeds.