General Research Observations
Occurrence ID (GUID): c38866d1-45b4-492a-8055-284b1d220420
Taxon: Phragmites australis subsp. australis
Family: Poaceae
Collector: Frates, Tony   1066   
Date: 2018-08-18
Locality: USA, Utah, Summit, North side of N. State Rd. 32 and just east of Doc's Lane in Peoa, Utah
40.725806  -111.330308 +-6m.  WGS84
Elevation: 1920 meters (6298ft)
Habitat: Wet soil on an old and now empty home lot
Associated Species: Typha latifolia, Phalaris arundinacea,Juncus arcticus, Geum aleppicum
Description: Dense flowering stand forming a monoculture in an area approx. 18m x 25m; plants mostly 2-3m tall; thick/bushy dark purple inflorescence; ligule height membrane very narrow; glumes mostly less than 4mm; culms ridged, green to tan throughout; leaf sheaths remaining tightly wrapped around stems; leaves stiff/erect, mostly upwards at 45 to 60 degree angle, dark bluish-green in color
Reproductive Condition: Flowering
Notes: The property currently has a "Lot for Sale" sign. Google Earth timeline suggests that there was an old house or other structure on the property that was removed sometime between Oct 2011 and June 2013; as of June 2013 the area now occupied by Phragmites was essentially bare, so the plants currently occupying this location have only been here for less than five years.
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Author: Tony Frates
Author: Tony Frates
Author: Tony Frates
Record ID: c38866d1-45b4-492a-8055-284b1d220420
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