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Bulrush - Scirpus spp.
Family: Cyperaceae

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Description

Bulrushes are native sedges that resemble, superficially, cattails. These plants, which can grow over 2meters tall have photosynthetic, sharply- to softly-triangular stems that are nearly leafless. Most species have leaves reduced to tiny sheathing structures. The flowers or inflorescences of these plants are found on the tip of the growing stems, are resemble tight clusters of grass-like flowers.

Interesting facts

Bulrush seeds are food for wildlife such as ducks, and fish. They provide cover in aquatic habitats for other game as well.

Scirpus species have the potential to form dense stands in wet areas. When growing out of control they are particularly problematic in impeding water flow such as in rice fields and irrigation canals.


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Links to more information

  1. Plant info and Photos - UF Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants

  2. Plant info - US Army Corp Waterways Station info


Website, video, and graphics by Rob Nelson
For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers

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