Taxon  Report   6465 
Phragmites australis  (Cav.) Steudel
common reed
Phragmites australis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Phragmites australis
© 2011 Nick Kurzenko
Phragmites australis
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phragmites
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Phragmites communis ssp. berlandieri
PLANTS: Phragmites phragmites
TJM2 + PLANTS: Phragmites australis var. berlandieri
TJM2: Phragmites berlandieri
TJM2 + PLANTS: Phragmites communis var. berlandieri
TJM2 + PLANTS: Phragmites communis
 Information about  Phragmites australis  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Phragmites Field Guide:  Distinguishing native and exotic forms of Phragmites australis in the United States.
Jil Swearingen and Kristin Saltonstall (Plant Conservation Alliance)

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2015).

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