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Typha latifolia

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Typha latifolia
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Typha latifolia
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Typha latifolia

Species Name: Typha latifolia
Common Name: Broad-leaved Cattail

This native cattail attracts both songbirds such as red-winged blackbirds and waterfowl such as mallards, ducks, and cormorants. Recommended for large ponds, streams or marsh edges. Excellent for erosion control.

Plant Family: Typhaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 10' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, tall, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Produces seed stalk
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Marshes, ponds, lakes below 6600'

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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