Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Typha from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 019-01-003:
Typha angustifolia FAMILY Typhaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_typha_angustifolia
May Dare County NC
Shorter than T. latifolia, and with narrower leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).
Terry Holdsclaw tdh_typha_angustifolia_b
May Dare County NC
Its male and female flower spikes are separated by naked stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native, apparently, in coastal areas
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
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Pistillate spike: Reddish-brown Pistillate & staminate spikes usually separated by a gap
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006) p239
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p480
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p137
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p350
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p403
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p001
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