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Reedmace (Typha latifolia)

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Reedmace in Flower

This is a very tall reed and has long and narrow leaves, up to 2 cm wide. The Flower is a tightly compressed sausage shaped head around 12 cm long. Common in ponds and slow moving water throughout Europe except for the extreme north.

The plant takes root in sediment near the edge of the water and soon multiplies to create banks of vegetation. In time the sediment which accumulates around the plants raise the bottom of the pond until boggy land forms. This is part of the succession process whereby ponds gradually disappear with time.



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