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Invasive Phragmites

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Invasive Phragmites (frag-mī-tēz)

Hayes Twp Phragmites Ordinance can be read here and a guide to control and manage it can be read here and how to identify prohibited plants here.

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Phragmites (Phragmites australis), also known as the common reed, is an aggressive wetland invader that grows along the shorelines of water bodies or in water several feet deep. Once introduced Phragmites invades a site it quickly can take over a marsh community, crowding out native plants, changing marsh hydrology, altering wildlife habitat, and increasing fire potential.
This video will help you distinguish between native and non-native or invasive Phragmites.

Early detection can help prevent the rapid spread of the aggressive invasive species.  For more information about Phragmites, visit Funding for this video was provided by: Charlevoix County Community Foundation Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation Crouse Entertainment Group
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