common reed

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Related to common reed: Phragmites, Phragmites communis
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Noun1.common reed - tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts
genus Phragmites, Phragmites - reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions
reed - tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
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The major purpose of this study was to assess the strategies for carbon fixation of the common reed (Phragmitesaustralis) in littoral habitats of flood plain lakes and ponds by using stable isotope natural abundances.
Sohail Ali said that at this stage the common reed plants trap and settle total suspended solids (TSS) as well as digest the organic matter/nutrients, including biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), nitrogen and phosphorous.
The study was conducted at six selected ponds: Pond 1-6.6 ha, Pond 2-1.8 ha, Pond 3-3.0 ha, Pond 4-1.2 ha, Pond 5-0.5 ha, Pond 6-0.3 ha, which are overgrown by four main types of aquatic vegetation: common reed Phragmites australis, bulrush Typha angustifolia, grey willow Salix spp., sedge Carex spp.
The common reed (Phragmites communis Trin.) has been studied recently as a potential feed or bioenergy resource (due to its ability to produce high-yields of dry matter [DM] [2,3]) and for its potential for providing roughage for ruminants [4,5].
This drainage and its attendant cienega support Olney Bulrush (Scirpus olneyi), cattails (Typha sp.), sedges (Cyperus sp.), bulrush (Scirpus sp.), and Common Reed (Phragmites australis).
ex Steud (common reed) is a widely distributed macrophyte throughout the world [16].
Han et al., "Nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry of common reed (Phragmites australis) and its relationship to nutrient availability in northern China," Aquatic Botany, vol.
Mudflat - smooth cordgrass - common reed (Phragmites communis) is a dominant vegetation pattern in the northern part of the core zone, whereas mudflat - smooth cordgrass - common seepweed (Suaeda salsa) - common reed is typical in the southern core zone (Sun and Liu, 2011).
The waterlogging of many streets for several weeks after rains has led to extreme growth of the common reed and other vegetation, the best example being Street 42, hindering traffic.
The objective of this study is to explore the chelating activity of the leaves of the common reed (P.