Bur Reed

Sparganium amricanum common name Bur Reed

An aquatic plant.  The closest known relative to the cattail.

Edible: Tubers on rootstalk and bulb-like base.

Preparation: Tubers and bulb-like base are edible when cooked (either boiled orroasted). Both tubers and bulb-like base can be dried and pounded into flour.

http://www.traderscreek.com/Survival_Guide/Edible_Plants/bur_reed.asp

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