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  1. lesser bullrush, narrow-leaf cattail, narrow-leaved reedmace, soft flag, Typha angustifolianoun

    reed maces of America, Europe, North Africa, Asia


  1. typha angustifolia

    Typha angustifolia, commonly known as narrowleaf cattail or lesser bulrush, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the genus Typha. It is native to North America and often found growing in marshy areas, beside ponds, or in other wetland habitats. This plant is well-known for its characteristic brown, cigar-shaped flower spikes that appear in late summer. It can grow up to 3 meters in height and typically has narrow, strap-like leaves. Typha angustifolia is often used in landscape designs for its aesthetic appeal and also to help with soil erosion control due to its extensive root system.


  1. Typha angustifolia

    Typha angustifolia L., is a perennial herbaceous plant of genus Typha. This cattail is an "obligate wetland" species that is commonly found in the northern hemisphere in brackish locations. The plant's leaves are flat, very narrow, and 3'-6' tall when mature; 12-16 leaves arise from each vegetative shoot. At maturity, they have distinctive stalks that are about as tall as the leaves; the stalks are topped with brown, fluffy, sausage-shaped flowering heads. The plants have sturdy, rhizomatous roots that can extend 27" and are typically ¾"-1½" in diameter. It has been proposed that the species was introduced from Europe to North America. In North America, it is also thought to have been introduced from coastal to inland locations. The geographic range of Typha angustifolia overlaps with the very similar species Typha latifolia. T. angustifolia can be distinguished from T. latifolia by its narrower leaves and by a clear separation of two different regions on the flowering heads. The species hybridize as Typha x glauca; Typha x glauca is not a distinct species, but is rather a sterile F1 hybrid. Broadleaf cattail is usually found in shallower water than narrowleaf cattail.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of typha angustifolia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of typha angustifolia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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