Typha
cat-tail, reedmace
4 species
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Typha angustifolianarrow-leaf cat-tail
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widespread in the eastern half of North America; Eurasia.
Habitat: Shallow, quiet to slow-moving water.
Origin: Introduced from Europe and/or eastern North America
Flowers: June-July
Typha domingensissouthern cat-tail
Origin: Introduced
Typha ×glauca
Origin: Introduced
Typha latifoliabroad-leaf cat-tail, common cattail
Distribution: Distributed widely throughout Washington; widely distributed throughout North America.
Habitat: Marshes, ponds and shallow slow-flowing water, sea level to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-July