Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:


Typha spp.
(Cattail) [Typhaceae]
(observations are from Ernst et al., Lagler, and Martin et al.; these species refer primarily to Typha latifolia & Typha angustifolium)

Cricetidae: Ondatra zibethicus (Muskrat) [these plants comprise 25-50% of the diet in NE USA, these plants comprise 5-10% of the diet in Iowa] MZN1951


Chelydridae: Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) [feeds on these plants] EBL1994 Lg1943; Emydidae: Chrysemys picta (Painted Turtle) [feeds on these plants] EBL1994, Emydoidea blandingii (Blanding's Turtle) [feeds on these plants] Lg1943