Contact information
For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
Division of Water
Bureau of Water Quality
Aquatic Invasive Species Contacts

Southern Cattail - Deming Way area, Middleton, WI

Verified and Vouchered
Date First Found
Location First Found
Esser Pond, Middleton
Latitude and Longitude
43.10325, -89.52046
Original Extent
A Few Plants

Southern Cattail

About Southern Cattail

Southern cattails are perennial wetland plants with long, slender green stalks topped with brown, fluffy, sausage-shaped flowering heads. It can invade freshwater marshes, wet meadows, fens, roadsides, ditches, shallow ponds, stream, and lake shores. It can play an important role as a source of food and shelter for some marsh-dwelling animals, but large mono-specific stands of invasive cattails exclude some less common species.