Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Green Bulrush

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Scirpus atrovirens

Flower Description:

Brown

FamilyCyperaceae
Season BloomMay - August
HabitatBulrush forms a buffer against wind and wave action, thus permitting other aquatic plants to grow in an otherwise unfavorable environment. Provides important food and cover for waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds and muskrats. Great for meadows, bogs and lake borders.
Cycle
Height3-6'
Leaf DescriptionA sedge with stems to 4 1/2'. Leaves are grass-like but broad. The terminal inflorescence contains many spikelets that are crowded into dense, nearly spherical heads on rays that angle out in different directions.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Sun
LocationShoreline