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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Cattails are a common plant here anywhere there is a marshy area.  The rhizomes are said to be edible but I have not tried them myself.  They grow very quickly in the spring, but this puffy head is all that's left over the winter.

LensMinolta MD 50mm f/1.4
F Numberunrecorded
Focal Length50.0 mm
Exposure Time1/320
Exposure ProgramManual
Exposure Compensation-0.66
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. We live near lots of these. I hadn't known they were rhizomes. I do notice that birds seem to like the puffy cattails - for edible seeds? For the nest-making down?

    1. I have seen Red-winged blackbirds using the fluff in their nests. I can't imagine some bird letting the seeds go to waste, but I've not personally seen them eating.

  2. These are lovely plants. I didn't know the name in English. Thank you! :-)


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