Ontario Grasses website

Phragmites australis

Other common names: Common Reed, Southern Reed Grass

Other scientific names: Arundo australis, Arundo phragmites, Phragmites communis, Phragmites phragmites

French names: Roseau commun

Family: Grass Family (Poaceae)

Group: Grasses

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Notes: Phragmites is a seriously invasive plant that has made major headway in northeastern North American in recent years.

Photographs: 46 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Phragmites forms dense patches.

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Typical head.

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Phragmites head in March.

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Phragmites just getting established along a stream bank.

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

A "wall" of Phragmites in a damp area along a road.

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Phragmites in winter along a railway.

Range map for Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)