weird words rakos vs sitina
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Thus go the rushes, Oh:
Sitina is a rush, different from reed at a high level (order Juncales).
Common species here (Cz) are Juncus effusus (sounds like most of my
output!) - sitina rozkladita and Juncus conglomeratus - sitina klubkata. Not
to the best of an awful lot of Czech knowledge used for basketry/weaving for
the last century.
Rakos is a reed (order Poales), single species in CR - Phragmites
australis - used to make walls, fences, roof-thatch, chair backs, a.t.d.
Typha latifolia, the cat-tail, reedmace or bulrush of the previous posting
is used occasionally for some of the above.