Latin name: Typha domingensis Pers.
Pronunciation: TIE-fa do-min-GEN-sis
Common name: Southern cattail
Family: Typhaceae (Cattail)
Habitat: Year-round streams, and the edges of ponds, lakes and freshwater marshes below 5000', throughout California and ranging across the southern tier of states to the Atlantic Coast, the Caribbean, South America and Europe
Blooming period: June to July
Name derivations: 1) Typha 2) domingensis