A. Phragmites: aquatic; stems stout, 5-6 feet high or more, leafy all the way up; leaves broad; panicle from a few inches to a foot long, with numerous branches, more or less drooping, purplish-brown, the spikelets very numerous, narrow; pales surrounded by silky hairs which lengthen as the seed ripens, giving the panicle a beautiful silvery appearance. - Wet ditches, marshes, and shallow waters. Fl. July.
There are many other wild flowers to be occasionally found in the summer season, but those we have noticed are the most likely to be met with, and a knowledge of these will furnish a key to the rest.