Photos of Phragmites-australis-~-common-reed-~-native-variety

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Phragmites australis ~ common reed ~ native variety



  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value:

  • native variety of Phragmites australis

  • less vigorous and less invasive than the introduced variety

  • often co–occurs with other plant species

  • stems are green to maroon in summer

  • may have maroon color at nodes only

  • stems are yellow to brown in winter

  • leaf sheaths are often loose

  • leaves and leaf sheaths are often dropped as plant senesces

  • leafs are yellow–green and usually lighter than the blue–green leaves of the introduced variety

  • native

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