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Trichophorum cespitosum (Tufted bulrush)
Smith, R.W.

Trichophorum cespitosum

Trichophorum cespitosum (L.) Hartm.

Tufted Bulrush, Tufted Clubsedge, Deergrass

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Baeothryon caespitosum, Baeothryon cespitosum, Scirpus caespitosus, Scirpus caespitosus var. austriacus, Scirpus caespitosus var. callosus, Scirpus caespitosus var. delicatulus, Scirpus cespitosus, Scirpus cespitosus var. austriacus, Scirpus cespitosus var. callosus, Scirpus cespitosus var. delicatulus, Trichophorum caespitosum, Trichophorum caespitosum var. callosum

USDA Symbol: TRCE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 18 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , CO , GA , ID , IL , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , NH , NY , OR , SC , TN , UT , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , NU , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-03-08
Research By: JAM

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