Common Reed Seed

Phragmites australis

£8.50

Common Reed grows waving, tall, grass like stems with plumes of dark, purplish grass flowers late in summer. Excellent for birds living on the water margins.

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Description

Phragmite australis

Common Reed grows in shallow water on lake edges, marshes and brackish lagoons. It 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 and it is the reed used in reed beds to filter and clean polluted water.

Seed from Shropshire

pic courtesy R. A. Nonenmacher CC BY-SA 4

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Phragmites

Family

Gramineae

Flowering Month

July

Colour

purple

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

damp

Native

yes

Size

1gm seed pck