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Typha latifolia

Common Name(s): Common cattail
Family: Typhaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 100
Precipitation: 30 to 99 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -36° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: All
Soil Drainage: Very Poor
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity: Intermediate
Aquatic. Grows in ponds and ditches. All soils.
Pythium, Anthrachose
Poison - mammals, Environ. - ornamental, Material - fiber, Food - starch


Geographical Origin:
Africa, Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe, Canada, Mexico, USA, Brazil, Mesoamerica, Southern South America, Naturalized elsewhere
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