Phragmites

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Phragmites is a tall decorative plant that if allowed to get into the wild will take over large tracts of land. It is a tough invasive plant. Wednesday on Rhinelander's far west side, a group of volunteers and staff made one more attempt to restore the area.

The Oneida County Aquatic Invasive Team has been managing the half-acre site on Highway 8 for the past few years.

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Another invasive plant is threatening the shorelines of our northern waters...a plant that has taken over large stretches of Lake Michigan and Green Bay shores. 

It's called phragmites. Ken Krall spoke with Vilas County invasive species coordinator Ted Ritter about the threat from the tall plant that's very aggressive...