three-square, threesquare bulrush
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: brown
Fruit Color: brown
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Restoration. Backdrop for a pond. Useful for water quality treatment.
Considerations: Can be an aggressive spreader.
Propagation: Division. Seed.
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, organic material (muck), pond, lake, or stream bottom
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
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
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.