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Common Reed - Phragmites australis

Observed: 20th August 2013 By: Duxbury RamblerDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in PlantsDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in PlantsDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in PlantsDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in PlantsDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in Plants
Common Reed - Phragmites australis
Common Reed - Phragmites australis
Common Reed - Phragmites australis
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Rachy Ramone's picture

And we know something interesting about this...

... don't we?

*laughs*

The leaves are not "fixed" on the stems, such that they can swivel around the stem.

Go on, try it out for yourselves!

When the wind changes, the leaves re-align themselves without any damage.

A small but fascinating fact. Well, I think so, anyway.

Rachy Ramone

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