A common and invasive tall reed.
- Genus Phragmites, family Gramineae: several species, in particular the common or Norfolk reed
More example sentences
- Cattails and bulrushes will replace the invasive phragmites that have choked the waterways.
- Below, the greens of windswept reeds and phragmites are intersected constantly by the twisting, interlocking Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, canal drainages, raised highways and railroad tracks.
- Zebra mussels, phragmites, and exotic snails are but a few of the more pervasive impediments to the recovery of some listed species.
modern Latin, from Greek phragmitēs 'growing in hedges', from phragma 'hedge'.
More definitions of phragmitesDefinition of phragmites in:
- The US English dictionary