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Typha domingensis Pers.
Synonym(s): Typha angustata
USDA Symbol: TYDO
The Southern Cattail is a member of the cattail family (family Typhaceae). Cattails are aquatic or marsh herbs with creeping rootstocks, long, narrow leaves, and tiny flowers crowded in terminal spikes, with he male (staminate) ones at the top and female (pistillate) below. Spikes above bracts which fall early. There are about 18 species in one genus, which occur in temperate and tropical regions.
Typha domingensis aggressively invades and forms nearly pure stands in brackish or nutrient-enriched wetlands in the Florida Everglades and elsewhere (FNA).
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Nueces River Authority
- Uvalde, TXNative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0554B
Collected Jun 25, 1988 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0554A
Collected Jun 25, 1988 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0554C
Collected Jun 25, 1988 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Record Last Modified: 2011-06-18
Research By: TWC Staff