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.
- The safe and effective application of aquatic herbicides. Hoffmann, Krista (2020)
- The sky is not the limit – controlling invasive plants with survey and spray drones. Takekawa, John; Edmunds, Tim; Reynolds, Bill; Potter, Chris; Chappell, Steven (2020)
- 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
- Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
- Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
- EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
- Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
- USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.