Abstract: This study was carried out to determine macro, micro and heavy metals in the root, stem and leaves of common cattail (Typha latifolia L.) between the years of 2005-2006. The study was conducted by collecting plant samples on monthly basis. Plant samples were collected from two different regions (Lakes A and B) in Kahramanmaras province of Turkey. The study was conducted under laboratory conditions. Among macro elements of the plant, potassium was mostly concentrated in the stem whereas sodium and calcium were mostly concentrated in the leaves. Magnesium was mostly concentrated in the root. Among the micro elements, zinc, iron and copper were mostly concentrated in the root whereas manganese was mostly concentrated in the leaves. Among heavy metals, nickel, lead and cadmium were mostly concentrated in the root.
Mehvail Nacaroglu, Ali Riza Demirkiran and Nihat Tursun, 2009. Determination of Some Chemical Properties of Common Cattail (Typha latifolia L.). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2719-2726.