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Reed beds at Slapton Ley
a national nature reserve area
photo by Nigel Chadwick
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Another species of reed
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A German roofer building a reed roof

Reed is the general botanical term used for tall, grass-like plants of wet places. They occur in reed beds. They are all members of the order Poales.

Reeds are a whole collection of polyphyletic species, which have all adapted to this wet habitat by convergent evolution.

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