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Plant Form: Very tall grass.
Size: Up to 8 m tall.
Stem: Large and somewhat woody, sometimes 2 cm diameter, bamboo like.
Leaves: Sheathed initially, but blades are up to 1 m long when mature, lance shaped.
Flowers: Erect, plume loosely, spreading, and fluffy 30-70 cm long. Beige or light brown.
Fruit and Seeds: Reproduces via rhizomes.
Habitat: Along riverbanks and beside lakes, swamps, roadsides, urban bushland.
Distinguishing Features: Taller than Common reed (Phragmites australis), with wider leaves than Elephant grass (Cenchrus purpureus).