Bulrush - Typha latifolia

    Alt Name
    Reedmace
    Description

    Vigorous, tall clump forming plant to 2 metres. Stout and creeping. Leaves are a pale greyish green, long and strap shaped 8 to 20 mm wide. Flower stems slightly shorter than the leaves, female part is dark brown, blotched with white on ageing up to 3 cm in diameter. The male part is straw coloured and continuous with the female part. The whole of the flowering section is up to 15 cm in length.

    Habitat

    Lakes, pond, rivers and marshes.

    When to see it

    July and August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly common nationally as far north as southern Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 238 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map