Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutus (Hardstem bulrush)

Formerly Scripus acutus. Cool season, rhizomatous, sod-forming, native grasslike perennial. Occurs at lower elevations within its range in standing water or wet muddy soils surrounding waterways; alkaline tolerant. May become dominant in marshes and meadows, forming monocultures. Good for wetland and riparian restoration and for numerous bird and mammal species.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 24+in.

Annual Precipitation: 12+in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.2-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 377,600

Seeding Rate: 5 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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