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Graceful Cattail - Kwik Trip Retention Pond

Date First Found
Location First Found
Near the intersection Hwy F and Watertown Rd in Pewaukee. Private Retention pond at Kwik Trip.
Latitude and Longitude
43.058780, -88.203714
Original Extent
One or a few beds

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.