Sunday, December 13, 2009

Road Trip to McCall, Part 4: Cattails

Cattails are just the neatest plant.  In addition to being really interesting visually, they had many uses among Native American tribes.  The downy material in the flower was used for tinder for starting fires, lining for moccasins, bedding, diapers (due to its absorbency), and for papoose boards. 

These cattails were located just across the road from the reindeer in the last series post. 


Unknown said...

Wow! Absolutely striking photo!

girl*in*gear studio said...

Thanks for the kind compliment! :-)