many parts of cattail can be eaten

Cattail is incredibly versatile. It can serve many purposes and can in some way be of use in wilderness survival year round.

  • Found in wetlands, swamps and ditches
  • The female plants product the familiar hotdog-looking brown seed head
  • The fresh shoots near the base can be eaten raw or chopped and cooked
  • The brown seed heads can be plucked and used as tinder to start a fire




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