Scientific Name: Phragmites australis
Number of Blades/Leaves: N/A
Blade/Leaf Width: Available in 5mm wide or 8mm wide
Distribution: Phragmites is a genus of four species of large perennial grasses found in wetlands throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world
Description: Phragmites australis, also called the common reed forms extensive stands, known as reed beds, which may cover as much as 1 square kilometer (0.39 sq mi) or more. Where conditions are suitable it can also spread at 5 meters (16ft) or more per year by horizontal runners, which put down roots at regular intervals. It can grow in damp ground, in standing water up to 1 meter (3ft 3in) deep, or even as a floating mat. The erect stems grow to 2–6 meters (6ft 7in–19ft 8in) tall, with the tallest plants growing in areas with hot summers and fertile growing conditions.