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Common Reed

Phragmites australis


about 5-7 ft tall, looks fuzzy


Found them while I was biking by a small preserved prairie.


While I was approaching it, the ground got softer and softer when I looked down I realized I was walking on water and the only thing supporting my weight was a bunch of old stems.

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Common Reed
Phragmites australis Phragmites

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1 Comment

ulvalactuca77 6 years ago

It's been commonly thought that Phragmites was invasive but I believe it has been found in the fossil record back to 10,000 years.

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Joliet, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Nov 23, 2013
Submitted on Dec 16, 2013

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