Schoenoplectus pungens

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Three-square, Threesquare Bulrush

Cyperaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Brown
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen
Habitats:Marshes, saltmarshes.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Restoration. Backdrop for a pond. Useful for water quality treatment.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic (always flooded) ----- to ----- Aquatic
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of frequent or regular inundation (usually areas with tidal inundation)
Salt Spray Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil/Substrate:Pond, lake, or stream bottom, Organic material (muck), Sand

Wildlife

birdanimal

Birds and other animals eat the seed. Snails and others use this emergent plant for habitat and for laying eggs.