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Estuarine Reedland

Estuarine Reedland is characterised by tall dense swards of the common reed (Phragmites australis). It is found in environments inundated by saline or brackish water. This community is commonly encountered on the landward side of saltmarsh flats.


An Endangered Community

Estuarine Reedland is listed as an Endangered Ecological Community under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. Threats to this community include changes to the tides and sea levels, stormwater run off introducing nutrients and other pollutants


Native Species List

Common Name 

Botanical Name 

Ground Covers 

Lesser Joyweed  Alternanthera denticulata 
Sea Celery  Apium prostratum 
Bare Twig-rush  Baumea juncea 
Bunchy Sedge  Cyperus polystachyos 
Sea Rush  Juncus kraussii 
Angled Lobelia  Lobelia anceps 
Common Reed  Phragmites australis 
Creeping Brookweed  Samolus repens 



Last updated on 3 August 2017