Typha angustifolia

Typha angustifolia

Lesser bulrush, narrow leaf cattail or lesser reedmace is a perennial aquatic plant having as a scientific name Typha angustifolia. The stem is unbranched and can reach 3 m height. It is characterized by wide leaves which have flat rolled blade. The inflorescence is a dense cylindrical spike that consists of an upper male brownish part and a lower female brown part. Hairy achenes are produced and release seeds in contact of water.


Common NameLesser bulrush / narrowleaf cattail / lesser reedmace
Botanical nameTypha angustifolia
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourbrown
Height1 -> 3 m
Habitatravines, rivers, ponds
Altitude1800 m
Bloom TimeJune – September
Plant TypeHerb, Aquatic
Fruit TypeAchene
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USDA Zone> 4 (-35)
Sun ExposureSun
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureMoist, Wet
Soil Type Clayey
Propagationby seeds / by sowing, by division, Self sows
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