Common names: common reed
Phragmites australis (common reed)
Global genetic issues make it unclear which strains may be non-native in California. Non-native strains on the East Coast are major invasives there. Phragmites is sometimes problematic in California, but it is unclear whether it was historically present in all regions of California. Listing inconclusive.
Weed Management NotesNo Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.
Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles
- Controlling invasive plants with a spray drone. Takekawa, John Y., PhD, Operations Manager; Edmunds, Tim, Biologist, Suisun RCD. Vol 28, Issue 1
Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations
Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.
- Pre-planting to preclude persistent pest plants. Renteria Bustamante, Jorge Luis; Darin, Gina; Grosholz, Edwin; Silva, Jamie; Mulligan, Rhiannon; Hoffmann, Krista; Ahmed, Bayan (2019)
Other Phragmites australis Information
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
- Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
- Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
- USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
- Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.