Cattail Information and Identification

All parts of the cattail plant are edible. American Indians prepared the different parts in many ways.

Cattail Cattail latin name – T. latifolia/TYPHACEAE Other Common Names: Broad-leaved Cattail General: The Cattail is a wetland plant with a unique flowering spike and flat blade like leaves that can reach heights from 3 to 10 feet. They are some of the most common marsh/wetland plants. They are unmistakable in appearance, the flower head is unique […]

Jerusalem artichoke – Helianthus Tuberosus

Jerusalem artichoke Common Names: sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, Canadian potato, sunflower root, wild sunflower Driving around in upstate New York in late summer you can spot Jerusalem artichoke growing just off the road. Take a walk near old farms and just off the path you can spot small plots of these native plants […]