Typha angustifolia
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Typha angustifolia

narrow-leaf cattail
pu huang

  family typhaceae 
  genus typha 

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Genus  Typha Species  angustifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  narrow-leaf cattail   pu huang Family  TYPHACEAE Specimen number  S14031 Data source  Allergy p282;MedPl p277
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Decumbent Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Jun 01 - Aug 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  astringent   hemostatic Medicinal parts  Pollen Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Typha angustifolia is thought to have beneficial uses as either an astringent or a hemostatic. Narrow-leaf cattail is not to be taken by pregnant women. Typha angustifolia is called pu huang in Chinese. Only the pollen is used in herbal preparations. Although this plant is freely wind-pollinated, it shouldn't pose too much difficulty to the hay fever susceptible. Hay fever season usually extends from June to August.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Typha angustifolia is a wildflower that occurs throughout US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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