Found cattails near a couple of ponds we have hiked by. Cattails offer a number of natural food options. For instance in March the new shoots coming up from the roots provide a substitute for pickles. Later that month you can spread out the leaves and the inner core of the plant tastes like a cucumber. The top spike of the plant can be broken off and cooked like corn on the cob.
I have always found the plant by water, showing their adaptation to this environment.
This walkway through the cattails was interesting. We had hiked a ways to get to this place and enjoyed our time here. It will be nice to come back in the summer time to see these plants in full bloom and growth.
"The scorched land will become a pool
And the thirsty ground springs of water;
In the haunt of jackals, its resting place,
Grass becomes reeds and rushes."
Let the promise of God's rejuvenation bring hope to your life.