Tripple Brook Farm


Common Names: N

Viburnum lentago
narrow-leaved cat-tail
Typha angustifolia
needle, bear grass, Adam's
Yucca smalliana
nemagari-dake; chishima-zasa
Sasa kurilensis
nettle, stinging
Urtica dioica
nettle, wood
Laportea canadensis
New Jersey tea; red root;wild snowball
Ceanothus americanus

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Catalog as of January 02, 2016


(Typhaceae - cat-tail family)
About 15 species of perennial herbs of wetlands. Widely distributed. They bear the familiar seed spikes known as "cat-tails". The plants grow in moist to wet soil or shallow water, and spread by means of rhizomes to form dense stands. Some species will tolerate brackish water. Cat-tails are sometimes cultivated as ornamentals. Other uses include wildlife cover and food, human food, stems for weaving material, and seed floss for stuffing pillows and other articles.

Typha angustifolia - Jul 26 Typha angustifolia - Aug 28 Typha angustifolia - Sep 17 Typha angustifolia - Sep 18
angustifolia peren • ht 6' • zones 3-10

narrow-leaved cat-tail

edible, native, wildlife, moist - wet, sun
N and S Amer; Eurasia

A bit smaller and with narrower leaves than Typha latifolia. The cat-tails are about 7" long and 1" in diameter.

cat # 8Z3D
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea

latifolia peren • ht 5-9' • zones 3-10

common cat-tail

Typha latifolia - Nov 5

edible, native, wildlife, moist - wet, sun
N Amer; Eurasia

Leaves are tall, upright, and slender, about 1" wide. The cat-tails are about 5" long and 1" in diameter.

cat # 8Z3M
$8.95 each / 3+, $8.50 ea