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Phragmites karka (Retzius) Trinius ex Steudel. Tropical Reed, Roseau-Cane. Phen: Sep-Dec. Hab: Marshes. Dist: Ne. FL south to s. FL, west across the Gulf Coast to sw. United States, south into tropical America. Reported for Seminole County, GA (Carter, Baker, & Morris 2009).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = K3, K4, Ward (2010d); = Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. ssp. berlandieri (E.Fourn.) C.F.Reed – FlGr, Saltonstall & Hauber (2007); = Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. var. berlandieri (E.Fourn.) C.F.Reed – FNA25, Saltonstall, Peterson, & Soreng (2004); < Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. – Bah, C, ETx1, GW1, K1, Meso6, Mex, SFla, WH3; < Phragmites communis Trin. – G, HC, Tx; < Phragmites communis Trin. var. berlandieri (E.Fournier) Fernald – F; < Phragmites phragmites (L.) H.Karst. – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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