Typha

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During the Fall 2001 sampling period, common cat-tail (Typha latifolia; 49.8%) and Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon; 12.7%) were the most important plants identified in the reference wetland, while frogfruit (Lippia nodiflora; 21.3%), Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense; 19.2%), and barnyard grass (Echinochloa muricata; 15.5%) were most important in the constructed wetland (Table 1).
Based on Relative Importance Values (RIV%) for the Fall 2001 sampling period, the most important species in the reference wetland were common cat-tail and Bermuda grass (Table 1).
During the Spring 2002 sampling season, the reference wetland was dominated by common cat-tail, while the constructed wetland was co-dominated by marsh-elder and fiddle dock (Table 2).
Armed with plentiful supplies of cat-tail, we head towards the wood.
"I do not like that," he adds before walking off to collect wood to build a fire to cook our cat-tail. Thankfully, grubs and worms are not on the menu.
But perseverance is the key and, as he cooks the cat-tail, I quiz Ray on his scariest moments in the wild.
Most of these trees cannot live under prolonged flooding during the growing season, and seasonal flooding has maintained plot 3 in a mixture of dry-land willow and cat-tail. Honey mesquite seedlings present in 1981, and established presumably during a dry period, were gone in 1986.
"Between May's Pond and the Main Pool/Marsh grass, cat-tails bow/slantwise blown--." That adds to the lyrical quality of this evocative exploration of the world as transient and singular, and its paradoxical call to us.