Scirpus microcarpus (Smallfruit bulrush)

Cool season, strongly rhizomatous, native perennial. Common in year-round wet, sloughs, streambanks, marshes, ditches and wet clearings, from low to moderate elevations. Tolerant of fluctuating water levels and saturated soils, but not of long periods of flooding. Valuable food and nesting material for wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 66 in.

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance: None

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 5,000-7,000

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.4-7.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 4,500,000

Seeding Rate: 1-2 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None