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

Southern Cattail - Esser Pond in Middleton, WI

Verified and Vouchered
Date First Found
Location First Found
riparian and littoral areas

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.