Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Typhaceae
(Cattail Family)


The Typhaceae are perennial plants that require a wet habitat. They can be either partially submerged in shallow water or in a marsh. They are rhizomatous. The male (staminate) flowers are located at the top of the inflorescence, with the pistillate (female) flowers separated and below.

Typha domingensis (Southern Cattail)
Typha latifolia (Broad-leaved Cattail)


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