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Typha minima

Common name dwarf cattail; bullrush
Family typhaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-9)
Flowers brown (late summer-fall)
Size 18-24"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes grow in shallow water or wet soil

Diminutive version of the common cattails we've grown in our ponds for years. This one gets no taller than two feet, and is not an aggressive spreader. It flowers in summer, then forms the typical brown fruiting spike that gives cattails its name.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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