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.
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.