Cat-tail – Typha latifolia Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Common Name: Cat-tail, Bullrush Botanical Name: Typha latifolia, TY-fa lat-i-FOL-ee-a Decorative Life: Many days, weeks, months to years, depending on use. Flower Color: Brown Availability: Fall, Winter Tidbits: In the flower spike, the male flowers are grouped above the female flowers in “zones”. The specific epithet name “latifolia” means broad-leafed. Only one genus in this primitive plant family. Named used by Theophrastus for these and other swamp-like or aquatic plants. What's New - Find the newest in distinct floral designs from our collection of premium luxury flowers, plants and gifts for any occasion.