By pinkrose345 from Otis, OR
Pick them before they reach the bursting stage. Then put them to one side until they dry and then spray with a hair lacquer or clear shellac.
I also use the hairspray on the plumy grasses to keep them from blowing away. They hold up fairly well, except you cannot dust them.
You mention preserving or drying wild plants. I am interested in how to preserve cattails to keep them from "bursting". I believe years ago I was told that spraying them with hairspray would keep them intact. Do you know it that is true or have any other suggestions?
JoAnn from SD
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