Phragmites australis

Phragmites australis

Plant type

Perennials

Common name
Cannuccia di palude, Canna di palude, Canna da spazzole


Family
Poaceae


Tag

    Habitus

  • Perennials

    Exposure

  • Half-shadow
  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Evergreen

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 08-August
  • 10-October
  • 09-September

    Climatic Zone

  • 6

    Continent of Origin

  • Asia
  • Europa

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Origin: Tropical Regions.

Botanical characteristics: It is a rhizomatous herb that is vigorous and invasive and has straight, thin but strong stems. The leaves are rigid, linear, pointed, up to 60 cm long. They are greyish-green and turn golden in autumn. In late summer it produces spikelets gathered in brown-red feathery panicles.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It requires moist and deep soils.

Use: It is used along the banks of large water mirror for river strengthening banks and as a shelter for aquatic fauna. It is used for phyto-purification systems, too.