Cattail. Identifying Cattails.


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Cattail
Cattail
(Typha latifolia)
Cattail is a unique perennial with its easily identifiable cylindrical spikes. Cattail can grow up to 2 metres or more.

LEAVES:
- Cattail leaves are flat, long, thin (1-2 cm.) or grasslike
- alternate on the stem
- grayish-green
- spongy
FLOWERS:
- Cattails have many tiny flowers growing at the top of the stem
- the upper part, with the male flowers, eventually looses the flowers, leaving only a bare stem.
- the female flowers are located on the lower, brown portion (15-20 cm.)
FRUIT:
- dry oval seeds
- about 1 mm. long
- will float
- have long hairs on the base - fluffy appearance
HABITAT:
- Cattail is found at low to mid elevations
- marshy, wet areas
- areas with slow moving or still water
- abundant in appropriate areas
FASCINATING FACTS:
- many birds, waterfowl and small animals use the Cattail not only for food but for a habitat.

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Cattail. Identifying Cattails.