invasive or native?
i think this is probably the invasive version of phragmites australis, although we do have native phragmites in the great lakes region. i don’t like celebrating invasives as a rule, but i took this photo and i so loved how the fibers looked like warm animal fur in the interior, and then looked frosted like coyote fur on a chilly morning out near the tips, that i decided to give a one day dispensation to phragmites. today, they are one of us. we’ll sort the rest out tomorrow.
(probably) phragmites australis