Broadleaf cattail, Common cat-tail, Broad-leaf cat-tail Typhaceae (Cat-Tail Family)
USDA Symbol:TYLA USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Location: 30 m S of wooden bridge, in stagnant water--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Full sun. In mud and shallow water of a sometimes flooded ditch. Soil probably acidic from humus. Growing among Cyperus, Salix, Poaceae.
Description: Stout, erect perennial from wide spreading rhizomes. Leaves erect, simple, sheathing base of the simple, jointless stalk, pale green, 16+mm wide. Plant monoecious, staminate portion of stalk above, contiguous to and shorter than pistillate portion (2.5 x 30cm); both tan/medium brown.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 25, 1988
Specimen number: 348