OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Typhaceae, Cat-tail family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Typha latifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Typha latifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Typha latifolia 019-01-001   FAMILY: Typhaceae

 

Habitat: Fresh waters of ponds, lakes, ditches, marshes, including in tidal freshwater marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Hybrid Cattail

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Typha angustifolia × latifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Typha ×glauca   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Typha glauca 019-01-002   FAMILY: Typhaceae

 

Habitat: Fresh to brackish waters of lakes, ponds, and rivers

Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain (rare in GA & SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Cattail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Typha angustifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Typha angustifolia   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Typha angustifolia 019-01-003   FAMILY: Typhaceae

 

Habitat: Brackish to fresh waters of marshes and swamps, usually tidal, and also inland in non-tidal wetlands (where probably only introduced)

Common

Native, apparently, in coastal areas

 


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Common Name: Southern Cattail

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Typha domingensis   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Typha domingensis   FAMILY: Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Typha domingensis 019-01-004   FAMILY: Typhaceae

 

Habitat: Brackish to nearly fresh waters of marshes and swamps, usually tidal

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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"When the stem leaves grow directly across from each other, in pairs, the leaves are called opposite; when they grow in circles of threes, fours, fives, and so on, they are termed whorled. If... the leaves are arranged singly on the stem, first at one point and then at another, they are alternate." — Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide