Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Typha angustifolia L. image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

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Kurt Stüber

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Typhaceae
Typha angustifolia L.
narrow-leaved cat-tail
Typha: the Greek name for this plant thought to mean "bog"
angustifolia: Latin for "narrow leaf"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, emergent semi-aquatic, 3'-9' tall with many smooth stems; clone-forming from spreading rhizomes
Flower: brown, 3-parted; inflorescence a thick spike with male (top) and female (bottom) flowers; blooms May-July
Fruit:hundreds of seeds tightly packed into a brown, cylindrical spike with 1/2"-1" bare gap between the male and female flowers
Leaf:basal, lance-like with pointed tips, less than 1/2" wide, back rounded, overlapping each other at the base
Habitat: sun; moist to wet; ditches, marshes, alkaline water; in muddy soil
Notes: invasive in central and northern Wisconsin; to eradicate cut, graze, or burn then apply a selective herbicide; fluctuate water levels
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Synonyms 
Typha angustifolia L. var. calumetensis Peattie
Typha angustifolia L. var. elongata (Dudley) Wiegand

         
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