Phragmites australis (introduced haplotype)

There is a native P. australis which is more restrained.  Common reed grows up to 15' tall in dense mats in or near shallow water.  This species blocks sunlight for aquatic plants, alters wetland communities and displaces native wetland species. 

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
phragmites
Type: 
Non-Native
Grasses, Sedges, Rushes
Native Region: 
Eurasia
Moisture: 
Wet
Light: 
Sun

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