Typha angustifolia

Narrow-leaved Cattail

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Description

Narrow-leaf cattail is commonly found along ponds throughout North America, recognized by its tall, narrow sword-shaped leaves and the brown fuzzy cylindrical fruit that looks like a hotdog on a stick. It is so ubiquitous in wetlands that it was beleived by many to be native to North America. Our native species is Typha latifolia, which has broader leaves. Narrow-leaf cattail is now considered an invasive species, and it hybridizes with the native species. Its use in ponds is no longer recommended.

Soil
Moist
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August
Bloom Color
Green
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Plant Type
Aquatic
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8