Fast-Growing Weed Is Choking Area Creeks

From Times Wire Reports

Volunteers are preparing to do battle with an invasive and fast-growing weed that is choking out native plants along Shasta County creeks.

The arundo donax is an aggressive Mediterranean plant that looks like bamboo but can grow 4 inches a day and reach heights of 30 feet. It also consumes about 80% more water than other plants.