Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Typha latifolia L. image
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Family Typhaceae
Typha latifolia L.
broad-leaved cat-tail, common cat-tail
Typha: the Greek name for this plant thought to mean "bog"
latifolia: Latin for "wide to broad leaves"
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Status: Native - potentially 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 12" spike with male (top) and female (bottom) flowers; blooms May-July
Fruit:hundreds of seeds packed tightly into a brown, cylindrical spike with no bare gap between the male and female flowers
Leaf:bluish-green to grayish-green, up to 1" wide, nearly flat, overlapping each other at the base
Habitat: sun; wet to damp; ditches, marshes, shallows; in muddy soil
(Glossary)

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