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Cattail Typha latifolia
Cattail Typhaceae family

Flower: brown cigar-shaped inflorescence, approximately 1" in diameter. Male and female flowers are found on the same spike - the upper half is the staminate, or male, and is tan in color. Wide leaves.

Form: Grows in wet places, up to 9 ft. tall.

Ecology: Native. Perennial.

Habitat: Found in very wet low laying areas.

NWI status: OBL

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