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Cattail

Typha latifolia

The top part of the flower head (male) disappears first leaving a bare stem. The main section (female) slowly ripens, releasing its seed with fluff parachutes.Lower image shows stalks in late fall when leaves have withered.

  • Colour: brown
  • Habitat: marsh, shallow water, edges
  • Flower Size: 4 cm dia.
  • Flower Time: Jun
  • Seed Matures: Jul
  • Seed Colour: brown
  • Height: 2 - 3 m
  • Image Location: Beaver Meadow
  • Flower Form: cluster, spike
  • Availability: common

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