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small-fruited bulrush

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Small-fruited bulrush
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Scirpus microcarpus

Deciduous Grass-like

Height: 3 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

Attractive seed heads and great wildlife value, make this plant fantastic for revegetating shorelines. Spreads readily by rhizomes.

Keywords: birds, fast, perennial (non-woody), spreading, upright

Articles that mention this plant: Guidance for Shoreline Plantings

Plans that use this plant:Wet, part shade, Wet, sunny