Common reed series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<4 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   1600
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat permanently saturated with shallow water table. Water chemistry: fresh, mixohaline, mixosaline. Cowardin class: Palustrine persistent emergent wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists giant reed as a FACW.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:: Marks et al. (1994).
Comments:Common reed may the most extensive seed-bearing plant species in the world. Marks et al. (1994) report that in many areas it is considered part of the historic vegetation and is unchanging in population size and extent. In other areas it is currently expanding and reducing native species diversity in the eastern U.S, possibly from invasive enotypes introduced from the Old World. In the western U.S. some populations appear to be decreasing.
Plot based descriptions:none available.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Common reed series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Common reed series
Common species: View common species for: Common reed series

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