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Typha latifolia
Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Typhaceae
Genus: Typha

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Cattail, narrow leaf shoots
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 106 kJ (25 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.14 g
- Succars 0.22 g
- Dietary fiber 4.5 g
Fat 0.00 g
Protein 1.18 g
Watter 92.65 g
Vitamin A equiv. 1 μg (0%)
- beta-carotene 6 μg (0%)
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.023 mg (2%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.025 mg (2%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.440 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.234 mg (5%)
Vitamin B6 0.123 mg (9%)
Folate (vit. B9) 3 μg (1%)
Choline 23.7 mg (5%)
Vitamin C 0.7 mg (1%)
Vitamin K 22.8 μg (22%)
Calcium 54 mg (5%)
Iron 0.91 mg (7%)
Magnesium 63 mg (18%)
Manganese 0.760 mg (36%)
Phosphorus 45 mg (6%)
Potassium 309 mg (7%)
Sodium 109 mg (7%)
Zinc 0.24 mg (3%)
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Typha /ˈtfə/ is a genus o aboot eleven species o monocotyledonous flouerin plants in the faimily Typhaceae. The genus haes a lairgely Northren Hemisphere distribution, but is essentially cosmopolitan, bein foond in a variety o wetland habitats.

These plants hae mony common names. Thay mey be kent in Breetish Inglis as bulrush, or reedmace,[1] in American Inglis as cattail, catninetail, punks, or corn dug grass, in Australie as cumbungi or bulrush, an in New Zealand as raupo. Ither taxa o plants mey be kent as bulrush, includin some sedges in Scirpus an relatit genera.

The rhizomes are edible. Evidence o preserved starch grains on grindin stanes suggests thay wur eaten in Europe 30,000 years ago.[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Clegg, J. (1986). Observer's Book of Pond Life. Frederick Warne, London. 460 p.
  2. Revedin, A.; et al. (2010). "Thirty thousand-year-old evidence of plant food processing". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107 (44): 18815–18819. Bibcode:2010PNAS..10718815R. doi:10.1073/pnas.1006993107. PMC 2973873. PMID 20956317. 
  3. Selbo, S. M.; Snow, A. A. (2004). "The potential for hybridization between Typha angustifolia and Typha latifolia in a constructed wetland" (PDF). Aquatic Botany. 78 (4): 361–369. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2004.01.003.