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Southern Cat Tail (Typha domingensis)

About Southern Cat Tail

Southern Cat Tail is a Grass. Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Southern Cat Tail
Scientific Plant Name Typha domingensis
Other Common Names
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Cat-tail
Scientific Family Name Typhaceae

Origin

Native Status Kansas Native Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Grass Grasses are herbaceous plants with narrow leaves originating at the base of the plant. Grasses are graminoids.
Life Span Perennial Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Maximum Height 6.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 2.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color Green, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season April - May typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Vegetative methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Wet to Moist Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

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