4-23, Typhaceae, cat-tail family

Marian C. Munro, Ruth E. Newell, Nicholas M. Hill


A monogeneric family, there are about 10 species of wetland perennials included. Height ranges from 1– 2m, the erect stems terminating in a thick cylindric spike. Each pistillate flower is minute, forming seeds that disperse amidst a tangle of cottony fibre. Staminate flowers form a narrower spike above, soon becoming deciduous. Photographs by Martin Thomas, Sean Blaney,and Alain Belliveau.


Magnoliophyte, cat-tail family, monocots, Typha, cat-tail,

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