canstockphoto3480261Phragmites australis (formerly known as Phragmites communis), also referred to as giant reed or common reed, has the widest distribution of any flowering plant. Phragmites is a warm-season perennial grass that typically grows in dense, monotypic stands, and can reach a height of 15+ feet. Phragmites expands mostly through vegetative growth from rhizomes and stolon’s, however a single plant can produce up to 2000 seeds. This very aggressive invasive threatens coastal and interior wetlands, displaces native flora and fauna, impacts wildlife habitat diversity, alters natural hydraulic processes, impairs aesthetic views, and is a potential fire danger.

Control of invasive Phragmites requires an integrated management approach and a long term management strategy. Effective control requires attacking the right portion of the plant at the proper times. Wildlife and Wetlands Solutions has expert staff that knows the steps required to effectively control Phragmites. The integrated approach we use may require several different treatment methods.