A tall grass that grows up to three metres, with the stem covered in long, flat leaves, and crowned by a plumed inflorescence which is silky and purple coloured. They dry out and turn gold in winter and sprout again in spring, when they are green.
Highly characteristic of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park, where they concentrate around the small freshwater ponds, such as La Massona, although they can tolerate a certain degree of salinity. Reed swamps also cover huge extensions of wetlands, such as in the Palau Pond.
In the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park