The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 52

Typha angustifolia It is a herb, perennial plant, rhizomatous. English: lesser bulrush Average height from 1 to 3 metres. The Spanish: espadaƱa, aenea bark colour is green and brown. This plant is the favourite of the ducks, it has cylindrical stems. Leaves The leaf is simple, almost all basal, linear, more than 15 mm wide. The leafs are flat, elongated and thin. Flowers The inflorescences are cylindrical, very densely arranged and separated the male and female flowers, these are supported by a long central stem. Unisexual flowers arranged in a compact spadix with a pure appearance, the female ones in the lower part, wider and darker or black, and the males in the upper, narrower and more yellowish. Fruit In spite of the seeds, the most effective reproduction of the bulrush is vegetative, through its roots, where more and more specimens emerge, until the plant ends up invading a good part of the river