Phragmites australis australis
Phragmites australis australis
(common reed)
Plants
Exotic

Impact ID6814
Impact TypeOther
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionPhragmites provides food and habitat for some organisms and serves to stabilize soils against erosion. Bobolink and sparrows eat its seed, while numerous insects eat the vegetation. Moreover, many insects, birds (including yellowthroat, marsh wren, salt marsh sparrow, least bittern, red-winged blackbird, and some wading birds), and muskrats use Phragmites as shelter or nest material.
Reference27608
Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/17/2024].

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