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


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



  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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