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   There are not many locations in the Black Range where you can find cattails, of any sort, so as strange as it may sound to those who are in areas with more water, finding a location with this genus of flora is a treat.
The other species of cattail found in the Black Range is the Southern Cattail, Typha domingensis, which is also a native species. The two species (T. latifolia and T. domingensis) can be very difficult to tell apart. However, the pistillate and staminate sections of the flower (that
brown hot dog looking thing which grows on a [flower] spike) are separated by a bare section of stem in Typha domingensis.
Late in the season it is possible to find these cattails dispersing their fruit. The “brown hot dog things” seem to explode in a mass of soft white fluff which floats easily away on the wind - unfortunately these seeds will not find many habitable places to land in the Black Range.

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