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Reed is the most widely distributed plant in the Yellow River Estuary with strong vitality. Reed belongs to the category of aquatic gramineous plants. There are more than 400,000mu of natural reed in the Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve.
Reed is a kind of aquatic gramineous plant, mostly growing in low wetlands or shallow water. The spike is purple with white fur below. The leaves are in needle shape, arranged in two lines. There is creeping rhizomes underground, usually forming reed pond. In spring, reeds spring out from the ground, like tens of thousands of arrows towards the sky. In summer, the reeds pond is like an emerald green carpet, smooth and boundless. Blue sky, white clouds, birds and reeds all together compose harmonious natural scenery, making people relaxed and happy. In the autumn, the reeds stand like ladies, slim and neat. The blooming reed catkins fly in the air, presenting a magnificent landscape of snow-like reed catkins.
In addition to a high ornamental value, reed also has a high practical value. It is a good environmental protection material, also known as the world’s second forest to absorb carbon dioxide. At the same time, it can also degrade pollution, purify water quality, beautify the environment, has very important ecological functions.
The reed bar is the raw materials for paper, rayon and artificial cotton. The tender reed contains a lot of protein and sugar and is a good feed. The reed rhizome is called reed rhizome, which is a kind of traditional Chinese medicine, can eliminate gastric and lung inflammation, with the function of stomach tonic, vomiting prevention and diuretic.