giant reed

Phragmites australis
Grass
Alternate
Simple
Green
Purple
Green
Common names 
Also known as: giant reed, common reed, phragmites, ditch reed, cane grass,
Family 
Poaceae
Deciduous 
No
Flowering time 
Spring - Summer
Native/Exotic 
Native
Origin 
The exact native range of common reed (Phragmites australis) is obscure, but it is considered to be native to large parts of the world and may even have the widest distribution of any flowering plant. It is thought to be native to Africa, Europe, northern
Notifiable 
No
Council declaration 
SIL – Special Investigation List
Known distribution 

Naturalised in the coastal districts of south-western Western Australia. Also naturalised in New Zealand, on several Pacific islands, and perhaps elsewhere.

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