Typhaceae (Cattail Family)
Group: Monocot (Grass)
Tall perennial aquatic plant, which forms large monospecific dense stands, native of North America.
Leaves are alternate, linear, thick, flattened, hairless, with entire margins.
Stem is erect, cylindrical, unbranched, and up to 10 feet tall.
Flower is dense, dark to gray and spadix-like. It is similar to common cattail, except it has a 1-inch gap between the top end and bottom of the female flower.
Roots are fibrous with creeping rhizomes and stolons.
Propagation is by seed or rhizomatous roots.