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