Narrow-leaved Cattail Picture

A thin leaved and narrow-spiked version of the familiar Broadleaf Cattail (T. latifolia), quite frankly - the native status of this plant is debated but the USDA lists it as native to both Canada and the 'lower 48', very long green leaf blades are only about 1/2 inch wide, persistent brown flowers appear May through July and the male portion of the spike is separated from the familiar brown 'cattail' by a naked portion of stem, somewhat salt tolerant, spreads by rhizomes and seed to form dense colonies in water up to 1 foot deep, caterpillar host, salt tolerant, used by a variety of wildlife, cattails provide nesting sites for Marsh Wrens.

Moist To Wet
Full Sun
3-9 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2b-9a
Perennial
Deer Resistant

Native Range: NS to NB, south to SC, TX & s. CA

Narrow-leaved Cattail in a 3.5 inch pot $9.75
Narrow-leaved Cattail Seed Packet $4.00

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Narrow-leaved Cattail Drawing