Plant ID forum: really tall grass

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Oct 24, 2011 12:10 PM CST
I see it growing here a lot. Grows in soggy areas.


Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Oct 24, 2011 1:46 PM CST
I think I've found it:

Phragmites australis
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PHAU7&photoID=pha...
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Oct 24, 2011 2:49 PM CST
I have the same plant growing here and been trying for a long time to identify it. I believe you are correct in you ID and solve the problem for both of us.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Oct 24, 2011 2:51 PM CST
Thumbs up glad I could help Big Grin

Off to put it in the database...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 25, 2011 7:12 AM CST
I agree, Phragmites australis, common reed. I've always kind of liked the looks of it but it's become invasive in some areas here in Florida.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Oct 25, 2011 11:12 AM CST
Phragmites australis is listed as a native plant, but recent studies have shown that some stands are an introduce variety and may be the reason for the current invasiveness

. http://www.invasiveplants.net/monitor/9CommonReed.aspx
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 25, 2011 11:23 AM CST
Yes, there are some that are native and one that came from Europe long ago that has become invasive: http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/pubs/midatlantic/phau.htm

I think they are kind of pretty myself, at the bottom of this page there are photo's of the Gulf Coast type and Eurasian type showing the differences in appearance: http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/aw11/presentations/Thursday/S...
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