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Transcript
Common Reed
Grass Family
Phragmites australis
Key identifying traits
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Very large grass with stems that are woody and hollow;
can reach heights to 12’ tall
Leaves are lanceolate, 8-16” long
Has creeping rhizomes and sometimes stolons are present
Flowers are feathery, tawny or purplish, 6–16” long, with
the branches ascending
Biology and ecology
 A perennial plant primarily spreading by rhizomes but also
by seed
 It grows in marshes and swamps, on banks of streams and
lakes, and around springs-likes standing water
 There appears to be a native and non-native genotype of
common reed in the U.S. Please click here to read a full
report of the two plants
 Native Americans utilized the stems for arrows, basket
weaving, sleeping mats, and carrying nets
 Phragmites australis is found on every continent except
Antarctica and is thought to have the widest distribution
of any flowering plant although the origin of the plant is
unknown
Photos top & middle courtesy Mike Haddock,
http://www.lib.ksu.edu/wildflower/
Prevention – Learn to identify plants; start monitoring early
in the season
Biological – No known biological control in our area
Cultural – Plant competitive grass or other cover crop
Mechanical – The plant can survive burning and cutting
because of the hardy rhizomes; dredging has been used with
some success at reducing population densities
Chemical – As a member of the grass family, only nonselective, grass killing herbicides will control it; control in or
near water bodies may require special permits. The PNW
Weed Management handbook has no listings for chemical
recommendations
Where found – No sites of Common reed have been verified
James H. Miller, USDA Forest Service,
Bugwood.org
Control
in the Stevens County to date.
Stevens County Noxious Weed Control Board, December 2007