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Common Reed

Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud.

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Phragmites australis (Common Reed) is a species of shrub in the family True grasses. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to North America, Canada, The Contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, United States, and Canada. They have simple, broad leaves and white flowers. Flowers are visited by fruit fly, Phaonia, Dienerella, and Orthopagus. Individuals can grow to 13 feet.

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