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Reed is common name for several tall, grass-like plants of wet places; the namesake vegetation of reed beds, they are all members of the order Poales (in the modern, expanded circumscription), and include:
Phragmites australis, the common reed, is used in many areas for thatching roofs. In the United Kingdom, common reed used for this purpose is known as "Norfolk reed" or "water reed". However, "wheat reed" and "Devon reed" are not in fact reed at all, but long-stemmed wheat straw.
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