|Common Name||Ditch Reed||Japanese Name||Yoshi|
|Scientific Name||Gramineae Phragmites Australis|
|Fibre Length||Average 2mm (1-3mm)||Fibre Width||Average 15µm (10-25µm)|
|Fibre Ends||Blunt or Pointed||Cross-Marking||Faint|
|Associated Cells||Thin walled pitted fibres, rectangular, oval, rod-like parenchyma cells, epidermal cells|
|Herzberg Colour||Blue||Graff 'C' Colour||Blue|
Pronunced Yoshi in the Kansai region of Japan, and Ashi in the Kanto region this common reed grows in clumps in swamps and by riverbanks. Growing to a height of 2-3 metres, it is more commonly used in the making of Sudare Blinds in Japan.
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