Edible: Cattail [Typha latifolia]


8 Cattails from last year Cattails from last year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001

10 Cattails Cattails. All the leaves grow from the bottom of the plant. Peel off outer leaves until tender portion. Tastes like cucumber. In June the flowers have many uses.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005

11 Cattail Cattail. Wildman with a peeled down piece.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005

2 Cattail Cattail. Lower stem in season now. Need to peal off outer leaves.
Source: Alley Pond Park (Woods), Queens, May 14, 2000

3 Cattails Cattails. Big patch of them.
Source: Alley Pond Park (Woods), Queens, May 14, 2000

12 Cattail Cattail. Stems are round, not flat like poisonous iris. Anything tender you can eat. Cook or eat raw. Seeds collectable only for two weeks in mid-June.
Source: Central Park, May 30, 2005

4 Cattails Cattails
Source: Central Park, Jun 10, 2000

5 Cattails closeup Cattails closeup. Male part is above female part.
Source: Central Park, Jun 10, 2000

6 Stand of cattails Stand of cattails.
Source: Central Park, Jul 02, 2000

7 Cattails closer up Cattails closer up.
Source: Central Park, Jul 02, 2000

9 Cattails Cattails.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001

1 Cattails Cattails. Now out of season.
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999



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