Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (Softstem bulrush)

Formerly Scirpus validus. Cool season, rhizomatous, native grasslike perennial that prefers marshes and muddy shores of lakes and streams, wet prairies and marshes. Tolerant of alkaline soil conditions, although does not require it. Thrives in disturbed wetlands; may spread aggressively. Also found in more stable wetlands. Important source of food to many wetland birds and muskrats.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height:

Annual Precipitation: 18-55 in.

Drought Tolerance: None

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.4-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 3,600,000

Seeding Rate: 2-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None