Page author: David Giblin
Phragmites australis
common reed

Distribution: In scattered locations throughout many areas of Washington; widely distributed throughout North America; circumboreal.

Habitat: Disturbed areas, including roadsides, often where wet or seasonally moist.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Phragmites phragmites (L.) H. Karst.
ssp. americanus – common reed
ssp. australis – common reed
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Phragmites australis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Phragmites australis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Phragmites australis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Phragmites australis photos.

USDA Plants: Phragmites australis information.

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