Calflora
Taxon  Report   8176    
Typha angustifolia  L.
Nail rod,  Narrow leaf cattail, Narrowleaf cattail
Typha angustifolia
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Typha angustifolia
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Typha angustifolia
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Typha angustifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is not native to California.

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Typha angustifolia
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Family: TYPHACEAE  
Genus: Typha
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Typha angustifolia var. calumetensis
PLANTS: Typha angustifolia var. elongata
More information about  Typha angustifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (TYAN)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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