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A common perennial with stout rhizomes and erect stems. Widespread throughout North America.
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Can reach 5 to 6 ft in height. Grows equally well on mineral and organic soils. May be considered a pest plant because it forms large colonies, while excluding other plants.
Flat, ribbonlike, and arise from ground level. Linear in shape, and sessile to the stem.
A brown terminal spike that persists for months. At the end of the season, the spike degrades into a white fuzzy mass.
Aquatic Plants App
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