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Habit: Perennial herb with thick rhizomes or stolons, forming dense stands. Stem: tall, erect. Leaf: cauline; sheaths open; ligule short, membranous, truncate or hairy; blade flat or folded, generally deciduous. Inflorescence: panicle-like. Spikelet: glumes unequal, lower < upper, 1--3-veined; axis long-soft-hairy; florets 1--10, breaking above glumes and between florets; lower florets sterile or staminate, upper bisexual; lemma lanceolate, glabrous, generally 3--5-veined; palea << lemma; stamens generally 2--3.
Species In Genus: 1 sp.: cosmopolitan. Etymology: (Greek: fence, a reference to its growth form)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr. & Kelly W. Allred
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Phleum pratense
Next taxon: Phragmites australis
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. & Kelly W. Allred 2016. Phragmites, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11140, accessed on February 14, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.