Schoenoplectus pungens (Common threesquare)

Formerly Scirpus pungens. Cool season, rhizomatous, native grasslike perennial occurring on muddy shores and standing water of marshes, playas, ponds, streams and lakes below 6,500 ft. elevation. Tolerates alkaline, saline and freshwater conditions. May survive seasonal drought. Good for wetland projects. Roots and rhizomes are an important food source for geese and muskrats; nesting for numerous other species.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 57 in.

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

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Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: Yes

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 3.7-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

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VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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