Perennial, erect wetland plant that is 5-10’ tall, often with a submersed base.
Other names for this plant
- Common names: narrow-leaf cattail, lesser bulrush
- Scientific names: T. angustifolia var calumetensis; T. angustifolia var elongata
- Invades freshwater marshes, wet meadows, fens, roadsides, ditches, shallow ponds, stream and lakeshores.
- Plays an important role as a food source and shelter for some marsh-dwelling animals, but large mono-specific stands of invasive cattails exclude some less common species.