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A tall, reedlike marsh plant with straplike leaves and a dark brown, velvety cylindrical head of numerous tiny flowers.
- ‘The nest was surrounded by cattails and was constructed of year-old cattail leaves and stems.’
- ‘Plants like cattails, bulrushes, jewelweed, and the lovely cardinal flower do best with alternating wet and dry periods, and survive flooding as long as most of the leaves are out of the water.’
- ‘The herbaceous vegetation would have been rich and diverse, including, for example, cattail, buttonbush, numerous sedges, grasses and rushes, and bushy willows and alder.’
- ‘By repeatedly removing the leaves on cattail plants, the food supply in the underground tuber will be depleted and the plant will eventually die.’
- ‘Like beavers, muskrats build lodges out of sticks, twigs, cattails and bulrushes, reinforcing them with mud.’
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