Scirpus californicus

California 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, Coastal Strand, Freshwater Wetlands, Riparian

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Clay, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

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

Plant Highlights

This a medium height grass that has sturdy, triangular shaped blades and produces blossoms in a triangular pattern. The brownish-white blooms appear in the early spring and attract bees and other pollinating varities of insect. They prefer wet to moist soil and will spread to upwards of 100 ft. if allowed, so plant carefully. All parts of the grass is used by mammals and birds, making it a good, fast growing hedge or screen at your pond edge.

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