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 for Typha angustifolia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bulrush \Bul"rush`\ (b[.u]l"r[u^]sh`), n. [OE. bulrysche,
     bolroysche; of uncertain origin, perh. fr. bole stem + rush.]
     A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The name bulrush is applied in England especially to
           the cat-tail ({Typha latifolia and Typha
           angustifolia) and to the lake club-rush ({Scirpus
           lacustris); in America, to the Juncus effusus, and
           also to species of Scirpus or club-rush.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cattail \cat"tail\, Cat-tail \Cat"-tail\(k[a^]t"t[=a]l), n.
     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.
     [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
     Note: The lesser cat-tail is Typha angustifolia.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Typha angustifolia
      n 1: reed maces of America, Europe, North Africa, Asia [syn:
           lesser bullrush, narrow-leaf cattail, narrow-leaved
           reedmace, soft flag, Typha angustifolia]

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