How cool is this? The roots of the cattail are edible and there are all sorts of recipes for them! I also learned more about the problematic nature of cattails as a weedy and invasive species. Perhaps I'll have to go uproot all of the seeds we spread and cook them up into something yummy.
Also, check out this adorable and clever Cattail poem by Eric Ode. Perhaps you'll be inspired to go out and have a cattail snowstorm of your own.