Bulrushes

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A group of ‘bulrushes’ on a bright Spring day – ready to cast their seeds. Well – ‘bulrush’ is the name we used for these water plants when I was growing up in the late sixties – early seventies. Trendy households would have dried ones standing in large bold-coloured vases in hallways and living rooms. I discovered fairly recently that they are now called ‘reedmace’ (it’s the name the Wildlife Trusts in the UK would like us to use).  They are a type of sedge with the latin name: ‘Typha’.

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  1. I’ve loved cattails for as long as I can remember. We never ate them, but as kids, my dad would soak them in kerosene, and they make wonderful torches. There is now a great crop of them alongside the little river that runs out of our cabin’s lake in northern Minnesota, and they red-winged blackbirds just love them. Can’t wait to do our canoe run down the river and see them again! Thanks so much for the memories, M!

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