Reed

(Phragmites australis)

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.

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    CHARACTERISTIC

    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.

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    YOU WILL FIND THEM IN THE PARK...

    In the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park