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Common Reedmace

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

A distinctive and common plant of wet places; lakes, ponds, rivers and fresh water swamps and marshes.


Common Name Common Reedmace
Alternative Name(s) Bullrush
Scientific Name Typha latifolia
Species Group Aquatic Plants
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Reedmace family - Typhaceae
Status Locally frequent
Flower Colour Group Brown
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Large soft flower spikes - often called bulrush
Additional Identification Notes
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