Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (Softstem bulrush)

Formerly known as Scirpus validus. Cool season, rhizomatous, native grass-like perennial that prefers marshes and muddy shores of lakes and streams. Tolerant of alkaline soil conditions, although does not require it. Excellent for wetlands projects.

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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

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