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Scirpus cyperinus - Marsh Bulrush
Marsh Bulrush
Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

A tall wetland plant, growing to a height of 90 - 150 cm.

Description

Marsh Bulrush Distinguishing Features - Leaves: rough-margined, >60 cm long and 1.3 cm wide. Flowers: spikelets >6mm long, ovoid to cylindric, with ovate to lanceolate reddish to brownish scales, 6 protruding bristles (sepals and petals); 3 stamens; 3-clefted style; green bracts under inflorescence unequal, drooping at the tips. Fruit: woolly.

Habitat

Native; Newfoundland and Nova Scotia; south to New England, west to Texas, north to Minnesota; in swamps, wet meadows.

Notes

The Marsh Bulrush is one of several important species of wetland plants that provide food and cover for waterfowl and other wildlife. They are primarily an eastern species.



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