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Typha latifolia L.
Common cat-tail, Broadleaf cattail

Typha latifolia
Copyright by: John Bradford

Family: Typhaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Typha latifolia has been found in the following 27 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Cypress Knee Slough Preserve Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Holey Land Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Doubtfully Present
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Okeeheelee Park Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Typha latifolia has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Typha latifolia has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Marl Prairie
Swale

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Typha latifolia
Copyright by: John Bradford
Typha latifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton