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Phragmites

Phragmites australis

Phragmites is a large grass native to wetland sites throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world. The erect stems can grow to 3 - 18 feet tall, with taller plants growing in areas with hot summers and fertile growing conditions. The leaves are broad for a grass. Seed pods emerge at the top of the plants.

Also known as: Reed grass; common reed