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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Scirpus atrovirens Willd.
Green bulrush, Dark green bulrush
USDA Symbol: scat2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A sedge with stems to 4 1/2 ft. Leaves are grasslike but broad. The terminal inflorescense contains many spikelets that are crowded into dense, nearly spherical heads on rays that angle out in different directions.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WV Canada: BC
, PE Native Distribution:
S. Que. to Sask. & ID,
s. to GA, TN
& LA Native Habitat:
Meadows; bogs; lake borders
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Short-lived. Bulrush forms a buffer against wind and wave action, thus permitting other aquatic plants to grow in an otherwise unfavorable environment.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Provides important food and cover for waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds and muskrats.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sunshine Farm & Gardens
- Renick, WVOhio Prairie Nursery
- Hiram, OH
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff