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Scirpus atrovirens (Green bulrush)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Scirpus atrovirens

Scirpus atrovirens Willd.

Green bulrush, Dark green bulrush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Dark Green
Fruit: Brown
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CT , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: BC , NB , NS , PE
Native Distribution: S. Que. to Sask. & ID, s. to GA, TN & LA
Native Habitat: Meadows; bogs; lake borders

Growing Conditions

Water 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.

Benefit

Use Wildlife: Provides important food and cover for waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds and muskrats.
Attracts: Birds

Propagation

Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

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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, WV
Ohio Prairie Nursery - Hiram, OH

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Scirpus atrovirens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Scirpus atrovirens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Scirpus atrovirens

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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