Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Incredible Edible Cattail

One of the activities that I enjoy is exploring edible native foods. Last year, I wrote a post about dandelion greens and along those same lines, this year I am exploring the edible nature of the cattail. As you are well aware, cattails are an amazingly hardly plant and can be found fairly easily and readily in swampy areas. Instead of restating the exceptional resources that are available online, here instead are several of my favorite.


  1. How fascinating! I have loved looking at cattails since I was a kid, but never, ever knew they were edible. I will need to try one of the cattail recipes!

  2. Very nice. I have been trying to convince myself to sample cattail myself. I will have to dig through the resoource links for more encouragement.

  3. Liz and Cc, A few things to remember from my exploration of this edible. Early season is best when shoots are most tender AND make sure to not harvest near heavily traveled roads or septic runoffs.


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