North Carolina Wildflowers

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Narrowleaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia) Narrowleaf Cattail (Typha angustifolia)
Dare Co. NC 5/24/2006

This is the common cattail found in brackish waters along the coast. It also occures in freshwater swamps and marshes acroos the coastal plain, usually in tidewater areas, however.

Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.

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