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Scirpus acutus
Scirpus acutus
Common Name: Hardstem Bulrush
Hardstem and Softstem Bulrushes are tall, stout, perennial plants with round, olive green stems, drooping brown flower clusters near the stem tips, and a few inconspicuous leaves at the stem bases. Both species are commonly seen in marshes and along shorelines in water up to four feet deep. Bulrushes (also called tules) are important food and habitat plants for waterfowl and aquatic mammals. These two species are very similar in appearance.
Height: 2-8 Feet
Spread: -3 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-6