Typha latifolia

Cattails 4

Cattails grow near water and marshes. They are one of the most common plants that grow near marshes, wetlands and ponds. They grow very fast in the right conditions and can be from 3 to 10 feet tall. The fluffy “hot dog” looking part of the plant can be eaten. They have a slimy substance below, near and under the water that can be used medicinally, like aloe vera.
By Fio Accilien (Kindergarten)
Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy

More on Cattails 5

Cattails grow in water. They are used for food and medicine. You can eat the fuzzy part that looks like a hotdog. The broad leaved cattail and the narrow leaved cattail are the most common cattails in the U.S. The narrow leaved cattail’s most active growth period is spring. It’s bloom period is late spring. It’s fruit seed period begins spring and ends summer. It’s vegetation spread rate is rapid. The broad leaved cattail’s most active growth periods are spring and summer.
By Quinn Burnett (3rd Grade)
Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy

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