Native Plant Recovery following Three Years of Common Reed (Phragmites australis) Control.

Authors: Zimmerman, C., Shirer, R., & Corbin, J. (2018). Invasive Plant Science and Management, 11(4), 175-180.

Invasive common reed (Phragmites australis [Cav.]) infests wetland habitats throughout much of the United States. This study assessed native plant recovery following an eradication program on common reed. Results showed a significant decline in common reed density and subsequent increase in native plant cover after three years of treatment. Read the full abstract here.

More information about the invasive strains of Phragmites that originated in Europe is available here.