Thursday, February 23, 2012


Phragmites australis

I think I've identified these plants correctly.  It's also known as a common reed and it grows in wetlands all throughout Connecticut and the east coast.  From what I've read there are two species, which look very similar but can be identified through genetic testing.  One species is native, while the other might have been introduced from Eurasia by way of the water in ship's ballast.  


  1. Thanks! I didn't think the color version worked as well as I had envisioned it when I took the shot. I think it looks much better in Black&White. Thanks for looking