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Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens

Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. pungens

Common Three-square, Common Threesquare

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Bolboschoenus maritimus var. polyphyllus, Schoenoplectus pungens var. polyphyllus, Scirpus americanus, Scirpus americanus var. polyphyllus, Scirpus pungens, Scirpus pungens var. polyphyllus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Dark Green
Fruit: Brown

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: fresh and brackish tidal and nontidal marshes, wet sandy shores, shallow water

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand


Attracts: Birds

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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