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Typha angustifolia

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Common Name:  Narrow-leafed Cattail 

Full to part sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adapted to a wide range of soils including clay, very strongly acid to moderately alkaline pH.  3-6 feet height, blooms in early summer, brown flowers, spreads by creeping rootstocks and by self-seeding.

Germination Code: A.   Plant in 3 cm. of water.

Native Region: Scattered very lightly statewide

This plant is a wetland plant in Tennessee and is best suited to ponds and contained in large pots that will need division every year.  Not as aggressive a spreader as common cattail.

Narrow-leafed Cattail - Typha angustifolia 3
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Narrow-leafed Cattail - Typha angustifolia 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/