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Encyclopedia > Reed (plant)
True grasses

Some common reeds by the river,
root structure can be seen underwater
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Phragmites

Pragmites australis
Reeds by the river Taken by fir0002 File links The following pages link to this file: Reed (plant) Categories: GFDL images ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae land plants (embryophytes) non-vascular embryophytes Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses vascular plants (tracheophytes) seedless vascular plants Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongue ferns seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Orders Base Monocots: Acorus Alismatales Asparagales Dioscoreales Liliales Pandanales Family Petrosaviaceae Commelinids: Arecales Commelinales Poales Zingiberales Family Dasypogonaceae Monocotyledons or monocots are a group of flowering plants usually ranked as a class and once called the Monocotyledoneae. ... Families (APG) Anarthriaceae Bromeliaceae Centrolepidaceae Cyperaceae Ecdeiocoleaceae Eriocaulaceae Flagellariaceae Hydatellaceae Joinvilleaceae Juncaceae Mayacaceae Poaceae Rapateaceae Restionaceae Sparganiaceae Thurniaceae Typhaceae Xyridaceae The Poales is a cosmopolitan order of monocotyledonous flowering plants. ... Genera See: List of Poaceae genera The true grasses are monocot (class Liliopsida) plants of the family Poaceae (formerly Graminae). ...

Reed is a generic term used to describe numerous plants including:

  • Common Reed (Phragmites australis Cav.) - this is the species originally named reed
  • Giant Reed (Arundo donax L.)
  • Burma Reed (Neyraudia reynaudiana)
  • Bur-reed (Sparganium eurycarpum)

All listed species play important role in forming of reedbeds. Reedbeds Reedbeds are basically ’temporary’ habitats. ...

Roadside reed left unharvested from previous year - in Hungary

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Reed (plant) - MSN Encarta (316 words)
Reed (plant), common name for two genera of tall, coarse grasses growing in wet places, the stems of which are used in various ways.
The giant reed is also grown as an ornamental, and because it grows quickly and produces large clumps of thick rhizomes, it is planted to help control soil erosion.
Stems of the giant reed are important, as well, in wattlework, a form of building in which slender poles or reeds are interwoven to form the framework for supporting crude plastering or thatch roofs.
Reed (plant) - Search Results - MSN Encarta (214 words)
Reed Instrument, any of a class of wind instruments employing a single or double flexible reed, made of cane, metal, or plastic, which vibrates...
Reed is a generic botanical term used to describe numerous plants of similar appearance, including: Common Reed (Phragmites australis Cav.) - this is the species originally named...
Phragmites australis, the Common Reed (see Reed (plant) for other species also called 'reed'), is a large perennial grass native to wetland sites throughout temperate and tropical...
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