They have tall, thin, green leaves and can reach up to 10 feet tall. They grow in thick masses and the flower is a dense, green, cylindrical head that grows on top of a 5-10 foot stalk.
Flower Type: Flowers too small to see individually, but forming a dense cigar-shaped spike on the top of a long flower stalk. Males flowers are fluffy and lighter brown and cluster together above the darker female flowers below
Flower Color: Brownish
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Wildflower (Very tall 4-8 feet)
Leaf Type: Heart-shaped at base, clasping stem and toothed
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