Scirpus americanus

Olney's bulrush

Plant family: Cyperaceae - Sedge


Plant type: Grass-like

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Brown
Blooming Season Spring, Summer
Height 5-15 feet
Spread Over 40 feet
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Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, Riparian

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Fire Resistance, Good in Containers, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People

Plant Highlights

The Olney's bulrush is a waterloving, pond and stream edge grass, known for its easy adaptablility to the soil and natural erosion and biofiltration benefits. This garss is tall, upright, and grows in a spreading pattern, makingit a good mulch or compost source. The flowers are round, hotdog-like tails that are brown with seeds that have a soft bristly seeds in the summer. They are commonly found in Marshes or stream side locations.

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