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Typha domingensis Pers.
USDA Symbol: tydo
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , DE , FL , GA , HI , KS , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SC , TX , UT , VA , WY USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), PR(N), VI(N)
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 0554C
Collected Jun 25, 1988 in Bexar County by Harry CliffeNPSOT 0554A
Collected Jun 25, 1988 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
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Record Modified: 2011-06-18
Research By: TWC Staff