Tag Archive: Phragmites

May 17

Potato Creek Collection Extravaganza!

Eat these invasive species

Invasivores Andy and Matt take a perfect spring afternoon to collect burdock, Chinese mystery Snails, and garlic mustard from Potato Creek Park.

Apr 08

Harvesting Phragmites australis: tips we picked up

Sheina thumb

It was a pleasant early spring day when I first knowingly encountered Phragmites.  Our afternoon was rather tame with few surprises.  Should you find yourself with the desire for such an excursion or a hankering for some freshly harvested Phragmites “Cossack asparagus,” here are some notable collecting strategies. Young shoots, valuable targets Harvesting young Phragmites shoots early in …

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