Name: Cat’s-tail

Scientific name: Typha domingensis

Type: Herb

Color: Brown,Green

Habitat: Irrigated Areas

Size: 300 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Perennial herb. Flowering. May–Aug. Status: Native. Local. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Recorded from a small number of sites by Batanouny. It grows at Abu Nakhla wastewater ponds south of Doha (MAS) and is likely to be more frequent now, due to the increase in permanently wet areas associated with sewage treatment works and irrigation schemes. Uses: Batanouny notes that this species is used for many purposes such as baskets, paper-making and cattle feed in other countries. Ghazanfar reports that the flowers are used as a coolant for burns.