Typha latifolia

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Noun1.Typha latifolia - tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of downTypha latifolia - tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa
cattail - tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes
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The common cattail shares its range with other related species and hybridizes with Typha angustifolia, narrow-leaf cattail to form white cattail.
Water flows from irrigated fields into a deep water pond and several deep and shallow wetlands (approximately 1 hectare) containing single species stands of common cattail (Typha latifolia) and hardstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus).