|Photo 1. General image of Typha latifolia
Typha latifolia, commonly known as Common cattail, is a provincially yellow listed aquatic plant in BC. Federally it is not listed. with a perennial lifecycle. They are commonly found in riparian, stream, fen, marsh, vernal pools, seeps, disturbed, urban, rural, old growth or undisturbed habitats.
Typha latifolia is a aquatic plant that is 100-300 cm tall. The leaves are thick. The leaf shape is lorate (having the form of a thong or strap). Their surface is flat. Their edges are entire. and 8-20 mm wide. The stems form is erect. brown pedals or sepals. and slightly wider than the female. Fruit are approximately about 1 mm long The fruit are hairy. It has a rhizome root structure.
Their prefered habitat is riparian, stream, fen, marsh, vernal pools, seeps, disturbed, urban, rural, old growth or undisturbed. Sun exposure is typically full sun, full sun or sun or shade. They typically grow in loamy, gravel or organic soil. Moisture requirements are freshwater seasonal, freshwater seasonal, saturated soil, saturated soil, freshwater permanent, freshwater obligate or brackish intertidal. And the pH requirements are slightly acidic, neutral or moderately acidic. It can be found from 0 m to 500 m in elevation. It can be found in British Columbia, Canada. Typha latifolia is found in the coastal-western-hemlock biogeoclimatic zone(s).