“Typha-AKA Punks” by J. Dean ©

A Gathering of Punks

But not of the trouble-making variety

John Dean
Weeds & Wildflowers
3 min readJul 19, 2021

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We know them as cattails, reeds, bulrush, sausage tails, and even cumbungi. They grow in wetlands and are edible. Some of us cultivate them while others fight them as invasive weeds.

I’ve never eaten a cattail and don’t plan to. My research, however, suggests they can be tasty.

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John Dean
Weeds & Wildflowers

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