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Graceful Cattail - Pewaukee Holiday Inn stormwater pond

Voucher Specimen At
Wis State Herbarium, UW Madison
Verified and Vouchered
Date First Found
Location First Found
excavated stromwater pond in Holday Inn parking lot
Latitude and Longitude
43.05100, -88.22895
Original Extent
A Whole Bay or Portion of Lake

Graceful Cattail

About Graceful Cattail

Graceful cattail is a perennial wetland plant native to marshes and wetlands in Europe and Asia that spreads by creeping rhizomes to form dense colonies in shallow water. It grows 3-5 feet tall, often with a submerged base. It invades 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.