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Plant Details

Typha angustifolia

Narrowleaf Cattail, Cat-tail

Scientific Name:

Typha angustifolia

Common Name:

Narrowleaf Cattail, Cat-tail

Plant Family

Typhaceae (Cattail Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

brown

Size in Feet:

5

Light:

sun

Soil Moisture:

hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Brackish to fresh waters of marshes and swamps, usually tidal, and also inland in non-tidal wetlands (where probably only introduced). Waif in NC Mountains, common in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

various accounts indicate this is both native an introduced across America and North Carolina. Coastal Species but occurs in fresh water marshes and swamps.

Bloom

image

Jack Spruill

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Flora of North America
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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