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Bolboschoenus novae-angliae

Bolboschoenus novae-angliae (Britton) S.G. Sm.

New England Bulrush, New England Wood Club-rush

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)



USDA Native Status:


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth bristles often inconspicuous. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: CT , DE , GA , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , RI , VA
Native Habitat: Slightly brackish coastal shores, estuaries, marshes.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Bolboschoenus novae-angliae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bolboschoenus novae-angliae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bolboschoenus novae-angliae


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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