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Narrow-leaved Cattail (Typha angustifolia) - Wildflowers

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Narrow-leaved Cattail
Typha angustifolia

Narrow-leaved Cattail
Narrow-leaved Cattail

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
2 - 5 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet
 
Bloom Color
Green
 
Bloom Season
May - July
 

Features

Numerous tiny female flowers in a sausage-shaped cluster. A more slender grouping of tiny male flowers sits above the female grouping, separated by a gap. The female flowers, when pollinated form the well-known cattail.

Culture

Full sun; moist to wet soils. Grows well in standing water.

Notes

Found in marshes.