Schoenoplectus californicus

giant bulrush

Cyperaceae

Synonyms:  Scirpus californicus

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-9 ft
Flower Color: flower color      brown
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Useful for lakeshore stabilization, water quality improvement, wetland creation/restoration, and as a background plant for wetland ponds.
Considerations: Spreads via rhizomes.
Propagation: Seed, division.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Pond, lake, or stream bottom

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Cover for wildlife. Seeds eaten by ducks, rodents.
Native Habitats: Lakes, near shore.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B