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Scirpus cyperinus - Woolgrass

Native Wetland Plants

Scirpus cyperinus

Woolgrass

More About Woolgrass

Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass, gets its name from its fluffy ornamental inflorescence which stands at 4-5’and blooms from late July to early September.  Scirpus cyperinus is a clump forming fine textured broad leaf rush that is common in wet meadows, on pond banks, and along slow moving water ways. A great plant for soil stabilization and provides good bird cover.

Scirpus cyperinus Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
> 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Nesting
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Rush
Attributes
Bio Remediation
Container
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
Winter Persistant
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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