Taxon  Report   8178 
Typha latifolia  L.
Broadleaf cattail,  Common cattail, Soft flag
Typha latifolia
© 2009 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Typha latifolia
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Typha latifolia
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Typha latifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Typha latifolia
© 2004 Steve Matson
Genus: Typha
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, freshwater-marsh [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Typha latifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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