Greenhouse Propagation of Endemic North American Reed Grass

Authors
Ryan O’Neill, Jean-Marie Sobze, Catherine Brown
Date:
2019

Reed grass (Phragmites australis) is a 1.5 to 5 m tall perennial grass commonly found in riparian areas and along the edges of wetlands. The species establishes quickly over disturbed landscapes and has a high tolerance for growing in areas with elevated salinity or heavy metal contamination. The ability to grow in harsh conditions makes in-situ phytoremediation with common reed grass beds a promising technique to dewater contaminated wet soils. This technical note describes the propagation process of this species as completed by the NAIT Centre for Boreal Research.

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