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Scientific Name: Typha latifolia
Pronunciation: TYE-fuh lat-ih-FOE-lee-uh
Common Name: cattail , bulrush
Family Name: Typhaceae
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Aquatic plant; leaves to 3 m long, linear to sword-like, thick, fibrous, and spongy; fruit dense, to 20 cm, brown (bullrush).
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, B.C. west of Cascades, Europe, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Bog, Humus rich
Water Use: Aquatic, High, Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Attract birds, Dried flower or fruit, Erosion control, Fall interest, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food
Additional Info: Google
cattail , bulrush
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Brown
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun

Fruit Type:
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Not showy, nutlet, which will float

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Succulent leaves

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(ENA) Eastern North American planting
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZS) GAZebo South
(PDE) PonD East
(PDW) PonD West
(TFL) Turf Field Lab
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