Phragmites is a perennial wetland grass that can grow to be 20' tall. it has dull, rigid and hollow stems and can persist throughout winter.
Leaves: Leaves are very smooth, narrow, and grayish green in color.
Flowers: Blooming in July through September are large purple-brown, turning golden brown with age feathers.
Fruits & Seeds: Thousands of seeds are produced annually but viability is usually low.
Roots: It has a dense network of roots and rhizomes the can grow up to 6' deep.
- Phragmites invade moist habitats including lake shores, river banks, and roadways.
- After invading a site it quickly takes over and creates increased fire potential.