Flower Database

Phragmites australis

Basic information
Flower Name
Phragmites australis
Formal Name
Phragmites australis
Alias
葦, 葦, common reed
Habitat
temperate to tropical region of the whole world
Morph
perennial plant
Comment
Phragmites australis, common reed or Yoshi (Scientific name: Phragmites australis) is a temperate to tropical region of the whole world, it is a perennial plant belonging to the family Polygonaceae. In Japan, it grows naturally in wetlands such as tidal flats and lakes in Hokkaido to Kyushu. Rhizomes grow and form large communities in swamps and so on. Another name is also called Ashi (reed). It is a habitat for snails, crabs and small fish, and it can be seen waterfowl. It is harvested and dried and used for shading such as Yoshizu.
Common name: Phragmites australis, common reed or Yoshi , Scientific name: Phragmites australis, aka:common reed, Distribution: temperate to tropical region of the whole world, Habitat distribution: Hokkaido to Kyushu in Japan, Environment: wetlands of tidal flats, lakes and the like wetlands, plant height: 200 to 600 cm, life type: perennials, graves: wide linear, inflorescence form: conical inflorescence, inflorescence length: 20 to 50 cm, flower color : Dark purple, spike length 1 to 1.5 cm, spike series: 0.2 to 0.3 cm, flowering period: August to September.
Detailed information
Order
Poales
Family
Polygonaceae
Genus
Phragmites
Species
P. australis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
spikelet
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Marsh Beach River pond
Color
Violet
Season
Aug Sep
Height
200  ~ 600  [cm]
Diameter
0.2  ~ 0.3