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Broadleaf Cattail

Broadleaf Cattail Basics

Grows LikeForb/herb
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
PLANTS Invasive StatusNE&GP, SWSS, WSWS
National Wetland Indicator StatusOBL

Broadleaf Cattail Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateModerate
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerPorous
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet5
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Broadleaf Cattail Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days (Minimum)100
pH Minimum5.5
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)2728
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)10000
Precipitation Minimum60
Precipitation Maximum200
Root Depth (Minimum inches)14
Salinity ToleranceLow
Shade ToleranceIntermediate
Shade ToleranceIntermediate
Minimum Temperature (F)-36

Broadleaf Cattail Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Spring
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesYes
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsYes
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateRapid

Broadleaf Cattail Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalLow
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalLow
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Broadleaf Cattail

Broadleaf Cattail grows like a Forb/herb. Broadleaf Cattail is an Perennial. Broadleaf Cattail is Native to U.S.. Broadleaf Cattail has a PLANTS Invasive Status of: NE&GP, SWSS, WSWS. Broadleaf Cattail has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: OBL. Spring and Summer is when Broadleaf Cattail is actively growing. Broadleaf Cattail has a Moderate growth rate after harvest. Broadleaf Cattail is not an allelopath. Broadleaf Cattail has a High C:N Ratio. Broadleaf Cattail has a coppice potential of No. Broadleaf Cattail is not fall conspicuous. Broadleaf Cattail has a Brown colored flower. Broadleaf Cattail has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Broadleaf Cattail has a Porous foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Broadleaf Cattail has a Porous foliage porosity. Broadleaf Cattail has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Broadleaf Cattail are Brown. Seeds of Broadleaf Cattail are Yes conspicuous. Broadleaf Cattail grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of Broadleaf Cattail is Rapid. The mature height of Broadleaf Cattail is 5 feet. The lifespan of Broadleaf Cattail is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Broadleaf Cattail is Erect. Broadleaf Cattail is adapted to coarse textured soils. Broadleaf Cattail is adapted to fine textured soils. Broadleaf Cattail is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Broadleaf Cattail is High. The CaCO3 tolerance of Broadleaf Cattail is Medium. Broadleaf Cattail does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Broadleaf Cattail is None. Broadleaf Cattail requires a minimum of 100 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Broadleaf Cattail is 5.5. The maximum pH of Broadleaf Cattail is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Broadleaf Cattail is 2728. The maximum planting density per acre of Broadleaf Cattail is 10000. The minimum Precipitation that Broadleaf Cattail requires is 60. The maximum Precipitation that Broadleaf Cattail can handle is 200. The minimum root depth of Broadleaf Cattail is 14 inches. The salininty tolerance of Broadleaf Cattail is Low. The shade tolerance of Broadleaf Cattail is Intermediate. The shade tolerance of Broadleaf Cattail is Intermediate. The minimum temperature that Broadleaf Cattail requires is -36. The bloom period of Broadleaf Cattail is Late Spring. The commerical availability of Broadleaf Cattail is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Broadleaf Cattail is High. The fruit seed period of Broadleaf Cattail begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Broadleaf Cattail ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Broadleaf Cattail is Yes. Broadleaf Cattail is propagated by bare roots. Broadleaf Cattail is propagated by bulbs. Broadleaf Cattail is not propagated by container. Broadleaf Cattail is not propagated by corms. Broadleaf Cattail is not propagated by cuttings. Broadleaf Cattail is not propagated by seed. Broadleaf Cattail is not propagated by sod. Broadleaf Cattail is propagated by sprig. Broadleaf Cattail is not propagated by tubers. Broadleaf Cattail has a Moderate seed spread rate. Broadleaf Cattail has a Medium seedling vigor. Broadleaf Cattail has a Medium seedling vigor. Broadleaf Cattail does not have a small grain. Broadleaf Cattail has a Rapid vegatative spread rate. Broadleaf Cattail does not have a berry/nut seed product. Broadleaf Cattail is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Broadleaf Cattail does not make a good fodder product. Broadleaf Cattail does not make a good fuel wood product. Broadleaf Cattail does not make a good lumber product. Broadleaf Cattail does not make a naval store product. Broadleaf Cattail is not palatable to browse animals. Broadleaf Cattail is not palatable to grazing animals. Broadleaf Cattail is not palatable to humans. Broadleaf Cattail does not make a pulpwood product. Broadleaf Cattail does not make a veneer product. Broadleaf Cattail is of the category, Monocot.
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