The informal name for cattails
, which I always think are bullrushes
but they're not, it's just that you find them growing together in the swamp
. They're called dickweeds because there's a big spike with a brown hot dog shaped tassel on the end, which looks kind of like a dick
when you're 14 years old.
In the animated Walt Disney
version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
, Ichabod Crane
hears the wind drumming
some dickweed against a log and he thinks it's horse hoofs. So when he sees it isn't, then he relaxes, but soon ...