Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Also known as bulrush, punks, or corndog grass.

“Corndog grass” :>) Imagine a summer breeze rippling through a field of corndogs…

Many parts of cattail are edible (or so they say; I haven’t tried any. Maybe that's where the corndogs come in). The seeds are fluffy, like cotton, and birds often use them to line their nests. They have also been used to stuff clothing, pillows, and life vests.

As you can see, these are from last year. Battered, worn, but still spreading their seeds in the ongoing rite of spring.

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