Winter Cattail Study 2011
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Thankfully, we have an abun dance of cattails growing near the back pond, which makes for an easy study. We visited the patch 12/9/10 and discovered several new things about cattails. It was a cold, lighly snowy day. We found our cattails were narrow leaved and, of course, growing near a water source. We surmised that the usual mode of spreading the seeds is through the water. We also learned that the flower spike of the cattail looks nearly the same in “full bloom” as it does when it is first growing. We found that the flower does float. The stalk near the base of the plant is very rigid, while very flexible further up. The leaves had vertical, parallel veins. We’re enjoying our bundle-up outdoor sessions!