Native SpeciesBroad-leaved cattail

Typha latifolia
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Field Notes
Our sketch shows how the stem of the cattail is taller than 5'6" because Hannah stood next to the plant, and the stem was still taller than her.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We are pretty sure that we found the broad-leaved cattail because it looks exactly the same as the picture. It was growing at the edge of the pond and has a big stem.
Photo of my evidence.
We measured the stem and it was within the average size that it should be. It was about 10 ft. tall and 2 1/2 centimeters wide. The cattail itself was about 6 in long. The white fuzz that is in the picture is the seeds. They blow around in the wind until they land in a spot that they can grow, and that is how cattails reproduce.
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves of the cattail are about the same size as the stem; about 10 feet tall, and 1 to 2 cm wide. The leaves are also flexible, and somewhat shiny on the outside.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Typha latifolia
Common name:
Broad-leaved cattail
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Quadrat (randomized- placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.935979 °
W -70.447821 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - By water's edge
Trip Information
Frog Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-03 14:19
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
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