Taxon  Report   8178    
Typha latifolia  L.
Broadleaf cattail,  Common cattail, Soft flag
Typha latifolia
© 2004 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Typha latifolia
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Typha latifolia
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Typha latifolia, a monocot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Typha latifolia
© 2009 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Typha
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Typha latifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).