Narrow-leaved Cattail Typha angustifolia Linnaeus    Synonyms: Narrowleaf Cattail.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Typhales   >   Family Typhaceae   >   Genus Typha   


Narrow-leaved Cattail is an invasive species in Maryland (MISC 2022). "Eurasia; Nova Scotia and southern Quebec, south to South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri and Nebraska; California" (Reed, 1964).


In addition to leaf width, the space between the staminate and pistillate flowers usually present distinguishes it from Broad-leaved Cattail.

There are 187 records in the project database.

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Narrow-leaved Cattail in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/31/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Narrow-leaved Cattail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/21/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Narrow-leaved Cattail (leaves and flowering stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Narrow-leaved Cattail in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/5/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Narrow-leaved Cattail in Kent Co., Maryland (6/6/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A comparison of Broad-leaved and Narrow-leaved Cattails in Somerset Co., Maryland (1/20/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

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