Now is the perfect time to harvest cattail blossoms.
The shot below shows the blossom's male and female parts looking pretty much the same.
Once the male part fertilizes the female part...the cattail takes the familiar hotdog shape.
(I wouldn't eat them at that point...too fluffy)
At any rate, you take the outer petals off of the green section.
Then par boil them in shallow water.
We tossed them in garlic and herb butter!
Served with my homemade pulled pork and our green onions from the garden.
Toasted and melted with marble cheese from Wilton on rye bread
and a side of sweet potato fries and chipotle mayo.