CATTAILS

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The ubiquitous cattail has been described as a supermarket for foragers of food since all parts of this common wetlands plant can be eaten.

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Thousands and thousands of seeds are blown to the wind in late fall and account for the presence of cattails plants wherever there is a wet spot.

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This is my favorite cattail photo taken at the Cedar Pond in the Charleston Falls Reserve near Dayton

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2 Comments

  1. Cattails form an important part of my childhood memories. The photos effectively evoke them.

    I understand that the big “fat” cattail of lore, has over the years, morphed or evolved (?) into a thinner type. Good or bad? Don’t know, but It just strikes me as another species in the process of extinction.

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