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Cattail ( Typha spp.) Management

Cattail ( Typha spp.) Management Steven I. Apfelbaum Applied Ecological Services Brodhead, Wisconsin Abstract Cattails generally occur as scattered sterile plants in high-quality natural areas.

Fifth Grade - Build a Cattail

Grade: 5 Key Concepts: Plants have structures for respiration and transportation of materials. Objectives: Students will be able to: - name what plants need to survive - explain the different parts of a cattail - name three wildlife uses of cattails Possible Locations: - anywhere on Refuge ...

13.4.13. Management and Control of Cattails

13.4.13. Management and Control of Cattails Richard S. Sojda U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Information Transfer 1201 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 200 Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 - 5589 and Kent L. Solberg Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 306 Power Avenue North Hinckley, Minnesota ...

Typha angustifolia L.

Cattails tolerate perennial flooding, reduced soil conditions, and moderate salinity. With influxes of nutrients or freshwater, cattails are aggressive invaders in both brackish salt marshes and freshwater wetlands.

Wetlands Producers - Cattails

Wetlands Producers Cattails description The broad & narrow-leaved species are very similar, but do have a few differences. Both are tall stiff plants, with leaves that look like giant blades of grass.

Cattails in the Water

Estes 3 Problem How to minimize the number of cattails in a cattail-clogged marsh / oxbow lake so that an endangered species may be introduced.

Plant Guide

Cattails, like many emergent wetland species, tolerate flood drawdown cycles that occur to varying degrees in different wetland and riparian systems.

Cattail Check-up

Related Module Resources : • Books and Field Guides • "Treatment Plants" activity Vocabulary : adaptation, emergent plant, rhizome, aerenchyma, xylem, phloem Materials (Included in Module) : • magnifying lenses Additional Materials (NOT Included in Module) : • cattails • dissection scopes and tools ...


W ORKSHEET : C ATTAIL C HECK -UP C ATTAIL I NVESTIGATION Collect some cattails to study. You will find them growing in fresh or slightly salty water along creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, and wet roadside ditches.


Cattails invade wetlands behind dams more readily than where water levels are more variable. In wetlands with low phosphorus influx (in the upper Mukwonago River watershed, Fig. 2), Boers compared the rate of spread of cattails in wetlands with and without artificially stabilized water levels.