Typha latifolia
(Common Cattail)
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 (Common Cattail)
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Common Cattail
Common Cattail
Habitat: Grows in moist areas at lower elevations. Usually along streams, springs, ponds and lakes.

Edibility: Edible

Color: Green

Most parts of cattails are edible. The inside of young shoots were eaten raw or cooked. The roots are very starchy and can been dug and cooked like a potato or dried and ground into flower. They can also be used to stuff pillows.

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