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Invasive phragmites

Invasive Phragmites - protecting Oxford County lands

What is phragmites?

Invasive phragmities (Phragmites australis australis), a European common reed, is a tall, perennial grass that is invading wetlands, roadside ditches and agricultural lands across Oxford County. Invasive phragmites (pronounced “frag-my-teez”) differs from its native counterpart (Phragmites australis americanus) by growing in extremely dense stands crowding out other species.

What's the difference? Invasive vs. native phragmites
What are the impacts of invasive phragmites?
How can I help prevent the spread?
What control measures are recommended?
What is Oxford County doing to control invasive phragmites?
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