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Common Reed

Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.

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Phragmites australis (Common Reed) is a species of shrub in the family true grasses. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Africa, United States, The Contiguous United States, Canada, Asia, North America, Europe, South America, and Puerto Rico. They have simple, broad leaves and white flowers. Flowers are visited by fruit fly, Phaonia, (page not found), and Orthopagus. Individuals can grow to 13 feet.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of common reed. View this species on GBIF