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Cattails
A veritable supermarket on a stick, cattails were once a source of sustenance as well as comfort to Pacific Northwest natives. Young shoots can be eaten as greens in the spring while young flower spikes can be roasted and eaten like cobs of corn. Young roots or rhizomes (underground stems) can be peeled and eaten as is—sashimi-style, hold the wasabi—or dried and pulverized into flour. Early settlers too discovered that cattail pollen could be harvested and added to bread or pancakes. Cattail down or fluff was collected in autumn for use as a wound dressing or for stuffing pillows and bedding. Cattail leaves found use in native basketry.
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2007
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Buntzen Lake: Academy Trail E-mail
(8 - user rating)
Written by Brian Grover   
Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.
Level: Moderate
Distance: 4 km
Time: 2 hr
Elevation Change: 100 m
Season: April - Nov
Map: 92 G/7
Multiple-Use: Open to Mountain Bikes, Horses and Hikers

This equestrian trail provides access to the Park, connecting up with Powerhouse Road about halfway along the eastern shore of Buntzen Lake.
 

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