Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Softstem bulrush, Native Grass


Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Softstem bulrush, Native Grass

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Botanic Name (s): Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Scirpus validus, schoenoplectus validus, scirpus lacustris

Common Name(s): Softstem bulrush

Mature height :6-10ft

Mature spread:Spreading

Bloom Time:June-September

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Soil moisture: WetFlood Depth 0-12″Salinity 0-5ppt

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay

Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark

Sandy soil, coarse texture

Native Habitat: Fresh to brackish tidal and non-tiidal marshes, pond edges, quiet waters, emergent marshes

Notes: Grows in clumps Very important grass for erosion control and wildlife habitat

Erosion Control Flood Tolerant Salt tolerant

High Wildlife Value: Songbirds Game Birds Small Mammals Waterfowl Fish and marine habitat

OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands

Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions

Native to Piedmont Regions

Native Grass