The word reed has recently become a collective. Often, people, especially urban origin, do not understand all lake and marsh high thickets – reed. Although in fact they are most often represented by three different plant species. The first two, these are ceremic and reed, both belong to the cereal family, but Rogosa differs from the reeds with the presence of characteristic cigar -shaped inflorescences, which are difficult to confuse.
Reed, which is most often mistakenly called reeds, also belongs to the cereal family, but its inflorescences are a thick panicle.
While the real reeds belongs to the sedge family, in other words, this is a large sedge, the flowers represent an umbrella or hats of inflorescence.
Kamysh – coastal -water plants from the sedge family. Usually grows up to 4 meters, sometimes up to 6. Reeds are very often confused with a horn and reed. The Kamysh genus includes about 50 species.
For example, the forest reeds look like.
Now all lake and swampy high thickets are called reeds without understanding the subtleties. Although, in fact, swamp reeds are most often represented by three different species of plants. The first two, Rogoz, reed, both belong to the family of cereals, but Rogoz differs from the reed by the presence of characteristic cigarovic inflorescences that are difficult to confuse with anything else.
Kamysh, which is most often mistakenly called reeds, also belongs to the cereal family, but its inflorescences are a thick panicle. While real reeds belong to the sedge family, that is, this is a large sedge, the flowers are an umbrella or hats of inflorescence.
Usually we in the common people, so to speak, call the plant that grows along the banks of water bodies, it can be rivers, ponds, lakes, but in fact it is not reeds, it has such brown sticks at the tops, which if you stretch it, then turn intofluff. It contains seeds that are carried by the wind and so it can multiply. Children love to put down the fluff in the wind. So if you mean Rogznik or Rogoz, then it looks like this.
Reeds are often confused with cornea. This question will help to distinguish one from the other. So those tall dark brown plush sticks that begin to swing on high thickets along the edges of water formations of ponds and rivers of central Russia in June – this. And the sedge of the thickets are called reeds, sedge is the sheet that can easily cut and the wound will heal for a long time because the edges of the cut are very even. Kamysh belongs to umbrella so it is difficult to confuse it with rogoz, its inflorescences resemble an umbrella, it looks like this.
Kamysh (lat. Scírpus) is a genus of perennial, as well as annual plants of the Speaks family. Reeds are growing off the water, along the coast. Grows up to 4 meters, sometimes even up to 6.
Kamysh now is often mistakenly called some other plants, in particular Rogoz and reed, although these plants are ‘immigrants’ from other families.
I attach a photo. More precisely, even a botanical illustration.
Most of us are used to considering this plant by reeds, but this is not reeds. This is a cobbin, or Rogoz.