Found in shallow water. Plantain like leaves from which tall stems emerge holding heads of small white flowers which open in the afternoon throughout the height of summer. In the past the plant has been used to treat rabies
Commonly seen on wet or marshy ground where large stands of reed make for a fabulous East Anglian sight. Tall flowering stems and broad leaves that sway and bend in unison in the slightest breeze. Extensively used as the Norfolk Reed of thatching.