hello my name is Arshia Banijamaat,Today i'm going to be talking about an invasive species called Phragmites. Here are some questions i'm going to be answering ,such as, how it migrates,negative impacts ,and many more. FIRST im going to start with how it migrates.
The phragmite migrates by stolons which are stems that are connected to the the parent plant that grows along the soil surface and conform roots and shoots.THE phragmite also produces up to 2000 seeds per seed head per year.While seed viability is variable,recent research has revealed that phragmites spreads to new areas predominantly through seed dispersal. There still many more ways for the phragmite to migrate but i'm only going to tell you two.
THERE are many negative impacts about phragmites. For instance,non native phragmites can negatively affect the biodiversity and ecological function of invaded habitats, impair the recreational of wetlands and shorelines,decrease property values, and increase fire risk. THATS all the negative impacts about the phragmite. .
The phragmites can be found in many different areas such as, Ontario,Europe,and north america. THOSE are all the places were you can find pharagmites. Forth, how can you control it.