Scirpus atrovirens - COMMON BULRUSH

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Grass looking perennial, best for bigger areas of wet soil or erosion control on water banks.

4-5' tall x 3-4' wide, spreading some to form colonies. Fresh green leaves, brownish flowers in June to September.

Full sun, half shade, medium moist soils to wet soils. Clay tolerant.

Native to bigger part of USA and Canada, see the USDA distribution map.

Hardy in zones 3 to 9.

Scirpus is relative to sedges (Carex).

Host plant for small insects, bugs and moths. Wetland birds (several duck species, rails, etc) feed on the seedheads, Canada Goose and Trumpeter Swan can feed on leaves, muskrats on stems.

Best for erosion control on moist to wet soil, rain gardens, storm water areas, swales, water banks, wetland projects and restorations. Needs some room, so better for medium to larger areas.

Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot

Picture copyright : Jennifer Anderson, public domain, Commons Wikipedia