- A common and invasive tall reed.
More example sentences
- Genus Phragmites, family Gramineae: several species, in particular the common reed (P. communis)
- 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 British & World English dictionary