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Cattail Family
2 species
Narrow-leaved Cattail
Order: Typhales
Family: Typhaceae (Cattail family)
Genus: Typha
Species: Angustifolia
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida
Updated August 10 2012
More Narrow-leaved Cattail
More Narrow-leaved Cattail
Narrow-leaved Cattail
Order: Typhales
Family: Typhaceae (Cattail family)
Genus: Typha
Species: Angustifolia
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida
Updated August 10 2012
More Narrow-leaved Cattail
More Narrow-leaved Cattail
Perennial - mistakenly called Bulrush (Sedge family) - male
flowers at top of flower spike, female flowers at bottom (2
cm gap between) - hybrid (T. glauca) of narrow-leaved
cattail and broad-leaved cattail (see below) exhibits
characteristics of both species - native to Europe?
Broad-leaved Cattail
Order: Typhales
Family: Typhaceae (Cattail family)
Genus: Typha
Species: Latifolia
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida
Perennial - also known as Common Cattail - mistakenly
called Bulrush (
Sedge family) - male flowers at top of flower
spike, female flowers at bottom (no gap between) - hybrid
(T. glauca) of narrow-leaved cattail (see above) and
broad-leaved cattail exhibits characteristics of both species
- native to North America
Perennial - mistakenly called Bulrush (Sedge family) - male
flowers at top of flower spike, female flowers at bottom (2
cm gap between) - hybrid (T. glauca) of narrow-leaved
cattail and broad-leaved cattail (see below) exhibits
characteristics of both species - native to Europe?
Broad-leaved Cattail
Order: Typhales
Family: Typhaceae (Cattail family)
Genus: Typha
Species: Latifolia
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida
Perennial - also known as Common Cattail - mistakenly
called Bulrush (
Sedge family) - male flowers at top of flower
spike, female flowers at bottom (no gap between) - hybrid
(T. glauca) of narrow-leaved cattail (see above) and
broad-leaved cattail exhibits characteristics of both species
- native to North America
Narrow-leaved Cattail - spike to 1.5 cm wide, to 30 cm high - leaves to 1.5 cm wide, to 3 m high - East Don Valley (Milne Hollow) - August 2010
Narrow-leaved Cattail - spike to 1.5 cm wide, to 30 cm high - leaves to 1.5 cm wide, to 3 m high - Lynde Shores Conservation Area (Whitby) - June 2012
Broad-leaved Cattail - spike to 2.5 cm wide, to 30 cm high - leaves to 2.5 cm wide, to 3 m high - Rouge Park - August 2012
Broad-leaved Cattail - spike to 2.5 cm wide, to 30 cm high - leaves to 2.5 cm wide, to 3 m high - Rouge Park - June 2012