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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. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is associated with freshwater habitat. It is native to Canada, the contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, United States, and Canada. It has simple, broad leaves and white flowers. Flowers are visited by Rice Stink Bug. It is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 13 feet.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of common reed