The Common Bulrush (Typha latifolia) is a perennial, herbaceous, wetlands plant in the Typhaceae family of cattails. It is also known as the Common Cattail, Cooper’s Reed, Great Reedmace, or Cat-o’-Nine-Tails. It is a marsh herb.
It is native to America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. It grows around freshwater sources.
The Common Bulrush grows to about 3 metres (10 feet) tall.
It has broad leaves and a flowering brown, cyclindrical stalk. The flowers are unisexual with both male and female spikes.
Photographed in Tbilisi, Georgia, and Paris, France, in June 2018, July 2018, February 2019, and August 2019.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls