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Common Reed - native (Phragmites australis)

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Cosmopolitan. Perennial. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).


It is often associated with with Cumbungi (Bulrush) (Typha species).

Phragma: Hedge (Greek), it often grows densely; australis: southern.

The feathery flowers, the size, and the habitat are distinctive.

Photos 1, 2 (left): Common Reed at Harcourt North. 3: Spikelets with hair tufts at the base. 4: Part of the cluster showing flower branches. Forest Creek. 5: Recently opened flower cluster.

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