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Typhaceae: Cattail Family

Narrow-leaved Cattail – Typha angustifolia

Blooms:

May–July

Plant Height:

15–30 dm

Flower Size:

Large

Origin:

Eurasia

Habitat:

Wet disturbed areas, freshwater and brackish

Notes:

Cattails are unmistakable with their long leaves and long, dense, solid-looking inflorescences, the male flowers below the female.  In this species, the leaves are slender and the inflorescence is long and slender with generally some bare stem visible between the male and female flowers.

Broad-leaved Cattail – Typha latifolia

Blooms:

June–July

Plant Height:

15–30 dm

Flower Size:

Large

Origin:

Native

Habitat:

Freshwater and brackish ponds and marshes

Notes:

Cattails are unmistakable with their long leaves and long, dense, solid-looking inflorescences, the male flowers below the female.  In this species, the leaves are broad and the inflorescence is comparatively flat with no bare stem visible between the male and female flowers.