Species: 

Phragmites australis

Common Name(s): 

common reed

Habitats Impacted: 

forest/woodland, cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas, rangeland, riparian/aquatic

Regions likely to be Impacted: 

NW, PH

Present in Neighboring States?

AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX

Currently known from Oklahoma?

Yes

Phragmites australis

Joseph McCauley, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bugwood.org

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What you should know!

A species with both native and exotic forms. The exotic form cowds out native wetland species, alters hydrology and blocks sunlight to aquatic communities. Accidentally introduced in ballast materials.

Management information