Schoenoplectus pungens

three-square, threesquare bulrush

Cyperaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      brown
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Restoration. Backdrop for a pond. Useful for water quality treatment.
Considerations: Can be an aggressive spreader.
Propagation: Division. Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck), pond, lake, or stream bottom

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds and other animals eat the seed. Snails and others use this emergent plant for habitat and for laying eggs.
Native Habitats: Marshes, saltmarshes.

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

Other

Ethnobotany: Parts of the plant, including roots and seeds, are said to be edible. Has been used in various forms of basket making and weaving.