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Typha latifolia / Gama ガマ

Bloom time: June-August

Typhaceae /


Species in the genus Typha:

Typha australis / Himegama
Typha latifolia / Gama
Typha orientalis / Kogama


Typha latifolia / Gama ガマ

Typha latifolia: A 1.5-2m tall, big-sized perennial herb occurring in ponds, marshes, or brinks of rivers, with rhizome extending sideways long. Leaves are linear-shaped, 1-2cm in width, thick, and hairless, with bases becoming sheath-like to embrace stems. Stem tips set cylindrical spikes; lower portions are male ones, 10-20cm long, and adjacently follow female ends; the male points are shorter than females, 7-12cm long. Pollen is yellow and sticks to each of the four. Bloom time: June-August.




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