Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of Barry Jones, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

Narrowleaf cattail

Scientific name
Typha angustifolia
Plant Family
Plant Group
Historically, cattail was not abundant at Quivira. It is now quite common in marshes where the salinity is not high.
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Historically, cattail was not abundant at Quivira. It is now quite common in marshes where the salinity is not high.

Did You Know?

All parts of this cattail species are edible if picked or gathered at the appropriate time. The pollen can be used as a substitute for flour and the stems can be boiled or roasted. Wildlife mostly eat the spring shoots, stems or roots. Muskrats, moose, and geese are some of the animals that eat cattails.

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