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Scirpus atrovirens

Green Bulrush

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Scirpus atrovirens (Green Bulrush)

This native bulrush blooms from August through September along pond and stream margins, in ditches and in wet depressions along roads. Many of the plants of this genus can be difficult to distinguish but all are valuable for wetland restorations and as waterfowl and small mammal food.

Additional Information:


Height
4-6 Feet

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Spread
3-4 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Needle Spike Rush (Eleocharis acicularis), Blunt Spike Rush (Eleocharis obtusa), Creeping Spike Rush (Eleocharis palustris), Small's Spike Rush (Eleocharis smallii), Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale), Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata), Hardstem Bulrush (Scirpus acutus), Olney's Bulrush (Scirpus americana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Food/Small Animals