OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Typha angustifolia   FAMILY Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 019-01-003:
Typha angustifolia   FAMILY Typhaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Typha angustifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrowleaf Cattail


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image of Typha angustifolia, Narrowleaf Cattail

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tyan_001_lvd

        

image of Typha angustifolia, Narrowleaf Cattail

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_typha_angustifolia

May    Dare County    NC

Shorter than T. latifolia, and with narrower leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Typha angustifolia, Narrowleaf Cattail

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_typha_angustifolia_b

May    Dare County    NC

Its male and female flower spikes are separated by naked stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Typha angustifolia   FAMILY Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 019-01-003:
Typha angustifolia   FAMILY Typhaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Typha angustifolia

 

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2872

Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native, apparently: in coastal areas north of the Carolinas

Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common

Look for it in brackish to fresh waters of marshes and swamps, usually tidal, and also inland in non-tidal wetlands (where probably only introduced), per Weakley's Flora

map
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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pistillate spike: Reddish-brown Pistillate & staminate spikes usually separated by a gap
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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