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Common Reed

Phragmites australis ssp. australis

Green and brown hollow stalks without branches; forms dense stands. Long flat leaves aligned on one side of the stem; measure 4-20” long. Purplish brown to cream-colored spikelets form in large plumes.

Plant Details

Habitat NotesFreshwater, marshes, lakes, ponds, riparian areas, roadsides, and other disturbed areas.
Mature Height20’
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