Phragmites is a genus of four species of large perennial grasses found in wetlands throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world. The World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, maintained by Kew Garden in London, accepts the following four species: — Phragmites australis Trin. ex …
Phragmites australis seed head in winter
Three Phragmites australis seedlings: A.) very young, B.) juvenile, C.) the oldest (3-4 months). Roman numerals denote different shoot generations. Sc = scutellum. (From Om Skudbygning, Overvintring og Foryngelse by Eugen Warming, 1884)
A previously sandy beach invaded by Phragmites australis reeds.