Photo of several cattail flowering stalks

    Cattails

    Typha spp.
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    Edible

    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of path rush, closeup showing drying fruits.

    Rushes

    Juncus spp. and Luzula spp.
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)