Cattail / Bulrush


Cattail / Bulrush

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Typha domingensis Pers.

Arabic name(s)

Haf’a

English name(s)

Cattail / Bulrush

Order

Poales

Family

Typhaceae

Genus

Typha L.

Species

Typha domingensis Pers.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Cattail is an aquatic, perennial rhizomatous herb used to make the straw mats.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Typha are considered to be dominant competitors in wetlands in many areas; it grows near rivers bonds and lakes at the Middle east and Africa. The straw mat may be made of deferent plants e.g. fronds of the date palm and Cattail plant where it grows in Madinah.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Abu Hazim: Sahl bin Sa’d As-Sa’idi, was asked by the people, “With what was the wound of the Prophet treated? Sahl replied, “None remains among the people living who knows that better than I. ‘Ah used to bring water in his shield and Fatima used to wash the blood off his face. Then straw mat was burnt and the wound was filled with it.” Sahih Al Bukhari, book of ablution.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

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Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

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