- phrasal verb,
Origin of phragmites
Examples from the Web for phragmites
It feeds from August to October on the leaves of the reed (Phragmites), hiding by day in the stems.
Dr. William Marshall writes, that it only breeds in certain localities where a large water reed (Phragmites arundinacea) abounds.Darwinism (1889)|Alfred Russel Wallace
Other plants identified on the area were: common reed grass (Phragmites communis) and slender grass wort (Salicornia europea).Comparative Breeding Behavior of Ammospiza caudacuta and A. maritima|Glen E. Woolfenden
It feeds from April to June in the stems of reed (Phragmites), causing the leaves of the affected stems to whiten.
It feeds on the common reed (Phragmites) in the autumn, and hybernates till the following spring, when it resumes its feeding.Butterflies and Moths|William S. Furneaux