Typha domingensis

Southern Cattail

Plant family: Typhaceae - Cattail


Plant type: Aquatic Plant

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Brown
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 5-15 feet
Spread Over 40 feet
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Freshwater Wetlands, Riparian

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Clay, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Fire Resistance, Good in Containers, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Lawn Substitute

Plant Highlights

Cattails are a tall, bunch growing water plant that is common to ponds and lakes in california. This grass is used as shelter by small mammals and birds alike, with the Red-winged Black Bird using it as nesting grounds. These plants are evergreen, going deciduous when heavy stress in induced. They flowers are long poles, with a round cylinder atop the tip, carrying the white seeds that are spread via the wind. They prefer full sun and can thrive in more clay-like soils.

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