Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Wool Grass

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Scirpus cyperinus

Flower Description:

Flowers in 6 to 12 inch clusters, Fruit is brown to yellow-brown.

FamilyCyperaceae
Season BloomJune - September
HabitatCottongrass bulrush or wool grass is a densely-tufted, clump-forming perennial. Many brown, wooly bristles give the cluster of spikelets in the terminal inflorescence a fuzzy appearance. This is one of several important species of wetland plants, many of them emergents, that provide food and cover for waterfowl and other wildlife. Good for erosion control when planted en masse; forms a buffer against wind and water action, thus permitting other aquatic plants to grow in an otherwise unfavorable environment.
Cycle
Height3-6'
Leaf DescriptionErect stem that is leafy up to the flower cluster.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Sun
LocationShoreline