Upper Leaf & Inflorescence
Good Spirit Lake Provincial Park
Note there is no gap between the pistillate and
staminate portions of the spike.
Latifolia: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora
leading to this species.
staminate part of spike contiguous with
pistillate part; NOT [staminate part of spike separated from pistillate
part by 3-5 cm]
Typhaceae: Answers to key questions in
Budd's Flora leading to this family.
plants not aquatic, or if growing in
water, most of the plant emersed; NOT [plants aquatic, floating or
submerged, with floating leaves or emersed inflorescence]
inflorescence a dense, single,
cylindrical spike 8-15 cm long, 1-2.5 cm thick; NOT [inflorescence not
as above; if a single spike, less than 1 cm thick]
spike bractless; NOT [spike subtended by
a large bract or spathe]
spike not fleshy
perianth absent or inconspicuous; NOT
[perianth present, conspicuous, in two series of 3 segments, often