plant-banner1

Plant Details

Typha latifolia

Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail, Cat-tail

Scientific Name:

Typha latifolia

Common Name:

Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail, Cat-tail

Plant Family

Typhaceae (Cattail Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

brown

Size in Feet:

6

Light:

sun

Soil Moisture:

Hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Fresh waters of ponds, lakes, ditches, marshes, including in tidal freshwater marshes. Common throughout NC.

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:

many sources state this can become weedy or even invasive in certain conditions. Works well in containers or small contained ponds.

Leaves

image

David Gallagher
Jun '09

Blooms

image

David Gallagher
Jun '09

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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



Permalink - (right click to save this page to your bookmarks)

<<< PREVIOUS

NEXT >>>

Comments - Leave a comment or read what's been added!
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

back to top
go to gallery
back to Initial t Gallery
back to orchids
back to Carnivorous Plants
back to Trilliums