Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Typha latifolia -- (Broad-leaf Cattail)

photos by Susan McDougall


Typha latifolia

Up to six feet tall, this cattail is a plant of wet habitat, such as along ponds and marshy areas where it can form dense stands.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7505, -121.8151, 2730
Date: August 2, 2014
Typha latifolia

The female part of the spike is dark brown, eight inches tall, and thick. The male flowers are pale and borne above the female.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7505, -121.8151, 2730
Date: August 2, 2014
Typha latifolia

Here the seeds are dispersing from a large colony in the Longmire Meadow.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7511, -121.8146, 2731
Date: August 2, 2014

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