Cattails: (Typha sp.) Male flowering heads are stripped into plastic bags in June.

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Cattail dogfood.

Slip bag over top head (male flowering head).  Female head is below and may be boiled and eaten like corn on the cob.  I did not say it would taste like corn on the cob.  Use your imagination.
New cattail shoots are stripped of outer sheaths and saute.  Here with chive blossoms, tulip petals, shunkiku, pansies and arugala. (more)

Below:  Young spring cattail shoots ready for picking.