Grasses of the Hanging Gardens
Another wet site species found in Zion is the common reed (Phragmites australis). Although plume-like flower heads adorn the top of 10 feet tall stems, common reed often reproduces vegetatively from its spreading roots. Look for it on the Watchman Trail, where it forms dense stands in the wet seep the trails goes through.
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The Zion National Park Shuttle System, which debuted in 2000, has restored tranquility to Zion Canyon. More...