reedmace


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Related to reedmace: cattail, Common cattail
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Noun1.reedmace - tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of downreedmace - 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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Reedmace, otherwise known as cat-tail, are the tall plants that grow around the edges of large ponds and lakes, with long thin strap-like leaves that spike at the end.
"I trained Lady Howard's very first winner, Reedmace," says Ernie, whose numerous winners for the Lord included Sarissa, whose most notable success came in the 1977 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot.
"And there is some reedmace growing along the side."
Harrison (23) of Reedmace Close, Kings Norton, who admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception and interfering with the mail, was also put on a community rehabilitation order for two years.
They eat grasses, herbs, soft rush, and reedmace, as well as ivy, bramble and blackthorn.
Pictures, clockwise from main: a shy roe deer peeps out from behind a tree; a blue tit flies off from its nest; a carpet of bluebells in the shade of the woodland; reedmace glistens in the morning dew; a fly comes to rest on a primrose
In the fresh marshes and saltmarshes sea club-rush (Scirpus maritimus), bulrush (Schoenoplectus lacustris), reedmace (Typha latifolia), and various species of rush (Juncus) grow.