Scirpus fluviatilis - River Bulrush

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Native Wetland Plants

Scirpus fluviatilis

River Bulrush

More About River Bulrush

Scirpus fluviatilis, River Bulrush, is a rhizomatous species that forms very large colonies rather quickly. The thick stems of Scirpus fluviatilis stand 5-7’ tall and bloom in late July to mid August.  Scirpus fluviatilis provides excellent nesting habitat for water fowl and cover for spawning fish. It thrives in full sun to part shade.

Scirpus fluviatilis Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
> 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"
Shallow Water 6" - 12"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Rush
Attributes
Bio Remediation
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Storm Water Basin
Winter Persistant
USDA Hardiness Zone
4
5
6
7
8