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Latin Name: Phragmites australis
Forestart Reference: COMREE

The reed used to filter polluted water

Grows in shallow water on lake edges and in brackish lagoons. Can form vast areas of waving foliage such as in East Anglia where it's is a great habitat for warblers, buntings, bearded tits and Marsh Harriers. Flowers late in August and September so is a good food for finches. The flower heads are used extensively in flower arrangements.

Seed from Shropshire 

pic courtesy P.Milligan CCA 2.0

Availability: Currently out of stock

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