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This big flock of birds flew in last week, they are eating the seeds in the cattails. There are hundreds of these birds.
Migrating from the north to the south for winter.
This plant is not a healing agent, but is used as preventative medicine. It is an easily digestible food helpful for recovering from illness, as it is bland. Most all parts of the plant, except for the mature leaves and the seed head, are edible. Due to wide-spread growing areas, it is a reliable food source all across America. The root has a very high starch content, and can be gathered at any time. Preparation is very similar to potatoes, and can be mashed, boiled, or even mixed with other foods. The male plant provides a pollen that is a wonderful source of protein. It can be added as a supplement to other kinds of flour when making breads.
Spotted on Sep 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 25, 2011
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