Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. image
Photographer: Steve C. Garske           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Paul E. Berry

Paul E. Berry

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Ray Francies

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Poaceae
Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.
common reed, common reed grass
Phragmites: from Greek phragma, "a fence or screen, hedge," hence growing in hedges
australis: southern
  Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!  Stop It symbol- click for definition
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Status: Native - potentially invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 3 1/5 - 16' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent grass, dense stands; stout rhizomes with summer forming buds
Flower: light brown to purple; inflorescence spreading spikelet of 3-7 florets with silky hairs; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:narrow to 30" long; gray-green
Habitat: shores, disturbed areas, water to 40" deep; in sediment soil
Notes: to eradicate apply herbicide to young leaves or cut stems; repeatedly mow for several years
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Grass drawing
Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
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