Common Cattail in flower
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 10
May - July
Numerous tiny female flowers in a sausage-shaped cluster. A more slender grouping of tiny male flowers sits directly above the female grouping. The female flowers, when pollinated form the well-know cattail.
Full sun; moist to wet soils; grows well in standing water.
Found in marshes and other wet areas. This plant will spread underground to form dense stands.