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Cattail vs. Bulrush

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Cattailnoun

Any of several perennial herbs, of the genus Typha, that have long flat leaves, and grow in marshy places

Bulrushnoun

Any of several wetland plants, mostly in the family Cyperaceae (the sedges):

Cattailnoun

A tall erect rush or flag (Typha latifolia) growing widely in fresh and salt marshes, with long, flat, sword-shaped leaves, having clusters of small brown flowers in a dense cylindrical spike at the top of the stem; - called also bulrush and reed mace. The leaves are frequently used for seating chairs, making mats, etc. See Catkin.

Bulrushnoun

(Americas) Sedges in the genera Bolboschoenus or Schoenoplectus (formerly considered Scirpus), having clusters of spikelets.

Cattailnoun

tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes

Bulrushnoun

(UK) Cattails or reedmace, in the genus Typha

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Bulrushnoun

(biblical) A plant referred to in the story of Moses as growing along the banks of the Nile, which is believed to be the papyrus, Cyperus papyrus.

Bulrushnoun

A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.

Bulrushnoun

tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa

Bulrushnoun

tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America

Bulrush

Bulrushes is the vernacular name for several large wetland grass-like plants in the sedge family (Cyperaceae). The name is particularly applied to several sedge family genera: Cyperus, the genus which includes the plant species likely referred to in the Biblical account of the Ark of bulrushes Scirpus, a genus commonly known as bulrushes in North America, which in previous circumscriptions has also included species now classified in the genera: Blysmus Bolboschoenus Scirpoides Isolepis Schoenoplectus TrichophorumOutside of the sedge family, the name is used for Typha, a genus in the family Typhaceae.

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