phragmites

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phrag·mi·tes

 (frăg-mī′tēz)
n.
A rhizomatous perennial reed (Phragmites australis) found worldwide, having a very tall stem with a large purplish inflorescence and often forming dense stands in wetlands.

[Latin phragmītēs, kind of reed growing in hedges, from Greek, fencing in, from phragma, fence, from phrassein, to fence in.]
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Noun1.phragmites - reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regionsPhragmites - reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
carrizo, common reed, ditch reed, Phragmites communis - tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts