PlantsTypha→Lesser Bulrush (Typha angustifolia)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 to 7 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 5 feet
Fruit: Showy
Other: Sausage-like 9 inch long spike containing up to 2,000 seeds per spike.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellow male flowers and green female flowers appear on brown spikes
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Caught during the brief period when the staminate flowers (upper

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Calling All Botanical Explorers! by JHeirloomSeeds Mar 20, 2021 6:53 AM 169
What specie is this? 11 (Binomial name please) by NightCrow Jun 2, 2018 7:55 AM 2
ID cattail type? by robynanne Jun 22, 2016 9:17 PM 8
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133

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