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Native Wetland Plants

Scirpus americanus* americanus

Three Square Rush

More About Three Square Rush

Scirpus americanus, Three Square Rush, is a rhizomatous species that forms loose colonies growing 3-4’ tall. Scirpus americanus has a medium spread rate and is a great stabilizer of pond banks and river banks. Three Square Rush provides excellent cover for water fowl and spawning fish. It grows best in full sun and has moderate salt tolerance.

Scirpus americanus* americanus Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Rush
Attributes
Bio Remediation
Container
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Salt Tolerant
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11