cattails

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by Biohazard, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. Biohazard

    Biohazard Member

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    does anyone know if cattail roots are edible?
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, they most certainly are.

    See this link: Ethnobotany of the Pacific Northwest (near the top of the page)

    Note also that the pollen can be a flour supplement. I've tasted it raw - wasn't too impressed.
     
  3. spaz

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    yes they are. Beware though. Some places cattails are a protected plant in the wild.
     
  4. redhot man

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    they tast like crap!!!

    ive tried them and they were horrible!!!
     

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