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Phragmites australis
giant reed Grass Family
Phragmites australis Poaceae
common name
  giant reed
accepted scientific name
  Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.
rules for finding collection records
  Phragmites australis (3505)
  Phragmites communis (427)
family name
Image Author: ©2005-2015 John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Grass/Sedge/Rush
Grass Category: Grass
Plant Observed 2nd week of March thru 1st week of January

How Likely at this Location (88%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
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Native Plant Status
Invasive in some regions. Both Native and Not Native varieties.
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