Graceful Cattail

(Typha laxmannii)

Graceful cattail is a perennial wetland plant native to marshes and wetlands in Europe and Asia that spreads by creeping rhizomes to form dense colonies in shallow water. It grows 3-5 feet tall, often with a submerged base.

Other names for this plant include:

  • Common names: Laxman’s bulrush
  • Scientific names: Typha stenophylla

Ecological threat:

  • Invades freshwater marshes, wet meadows, fens, roadsides, ditches, shallow ponds, streams, and lakeshores.
  • Plays an important role as a source of food and shelter for some marsh-dwelling animals, but large mono-specific stands of invasive cattails exclude some less common species.
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