Scientific Name: Typha latifolia
Common Name: cattail , bulrush
Family Name: Typhaceae
Origin: Africa, B.C. west of Cascades, Europe, U.S. - northeast, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Aquatic plant, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Attract birds, Dried flower or fruit, Erosion control, Fall interest, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Bog, Humus rich
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Alternate, Succulent, Linear
Flowers: Spike, Brown, Jun
Fruit: Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Aquatic plant; leaves to 3m long, linear to sword-like, thick, fibrous, and spongy; fruit dense, to 20cm, brown (bullrush).