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Scirpus atrovirens

Green Bulrush

Scirpus atrovirens, Green bulrush, is a broad leaf rush common to wet meadows and swales.  Scirpus atrovirens thrives in full sun to partial and blooms from mid June to late July with attractive dark brown almost black inflorescence. Green bulrush provides good cover for ground nesting birds and is semi evergreen.

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Additional Information
Height 48-60 Inches
Hardiness Zone 3-9
Detailed Description for Scirpus

Scirpus atrovirens is a common sight in eastern North America, found along streams, lakes, ponds, wet ditches, marshes, or swamps. This native perennial sedge can grow in a wide variety of habitats, simply preferring sunny locations over shade. This is a tall plant, growing upwards of 3 to 5 feet, with delicate seed heads rising stiffly above leaf blades. They gently sway in the breeze, reminiscent of small brown pom-poms clustered together at the tip of individual spikelets. Their root systems are fibrous and rhizomatous and can handle many types of soil — as long as they have water. Scirpus atrovirens are very beneficial to various invertebrate and vertebrate species, such as grasshoppers, katydids, various moths, ducks, and rails, as a food source.abundant pollinators, and habitat for various species.