Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1937

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fresh waters of ponds, lakes, ditches, marshes, including tidal freshwater marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pistillate spike: Green becoming brown Staminate spike: Yellowish (the two usually running together)
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Typha latifolia   FAMILY Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Typha latifolia   FAMILY Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 019-01-001:
Typha latifolia   FAMILY Typhaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Cattail