Bolboschoenus maritimus (Alkali bulrush)

Formerly known as Scirpus maritimus and Schoenoplectus maritimus. Cool season, stout, rhizomatous, native, grass-like perennial occurring in wet alkaline or saline soils in meadows, marshes or near waterways. Valuable for providing cover for waterfowl and shore birds. Recommended for reclamation of mud flats, bogs, or other areas adjacent to shallow or stagnant water.

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Cyperaceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Sedge

Native Status: Native

Season:  Cool season

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 38 in.

Annual Precipitation: 40-60 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 4.0-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

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Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

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Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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