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KY Color: Russell Creek Bog - Cattails & Large Black Willow
Cattails are sure sign of bog and black willows thrive in boggy areas, growing to giant size in Adair County. At one time, a black willow near the Roadside Park on KY 55 S Road was listed as the largest in Kentucky, until a taller one was found in far western KY.
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By Billy Joe Fudge
Black Willow and Cattails are a sure sign of a bog or at the very least, a perennially wet area. This bog is located just outside the Columbia city limits just off East 80.
The Cattails are last years growth and will soon settle into the muck and mire to contribute to the peat layer. Already the new growth is sprouting from what Euell Gibbons' described as the "edible part" of Cattails, the root.
At one time, Adair County had the largest Black Willow in Kentucky.
It was located just East of South 55 near the roadside park.
It has since been supplanted in Big Tree status by one in Fulton County.
There are several Black Willows growing in that boggy area just North of the park and along Town Branch in several locations including Hurt Street.
This story was posted on 2018-04-07 04:37:03
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