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Narrow-leaf Cattail

Scientific Name: Tyhpa angustifolia 

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Large plant growing 3 to 8 feet tall.
Leaf blades 1/4 to 1/2 inches wide growing in clusters.
Inflorescence: female flower spike (seedhead) is tightly packed and in the shape of a cigar; seedhead can be green, tan or brown depending on maturity; male flower spike is seperated from the female spike by 1/2 to 5 inches of naked stem. 
Growing along margins and may grow out to 2 feet of water. Plant lays dormant in winter, turning brown and can completely ring the shoreline of a pond in a few years if not controlled.

Typha angustifolia taken by Graves Lovell

Typha angustifolia taken by Graves Lovell

Typha angustifolia taken by Graves Lovell

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