Beige, Brown, Natural
Check product is clean and not overly mature. Very mature cat-tails will start to disperse the seeds much like dandelions. Stems ought to be clean, erect and green, though some blemishes are tolerable. Brown color of flower head should be even with a texture like suede. The size of the head should be in proportion with the stem. Fresh cat-tails will exhibit green stems, dry ones will be beige with a papery texture.