Updated: August 23, 2021
By Eric Buehl , Andrew Baldwin , Sylvia Jacobson , Karin Kettenring , Melissa McCormick , and Dennis Whigham

Phragmites australis ssp. australis, also known as common reed or “Phrag,” is a tall, fast-spreading perennial grass (Family Poaceae). This non-native Phragmites is an aggressive wetland invader which outcompetes native plants and displaces native animals.

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