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Green Bulrush – Scirpus atrovirens

Green Bulrush is an aquatic grass native to wetlands worldwide, but despite its name, it is a member of the Sedge family rather than the Rush family. Its long blade-like leaves are smooth and green, and clusters of yellowish-green spikelets grow from solid and sturdy stems. Like most aquatic grasses, it prefers to grow in soil that is both moist and cool and can grow in shallow water. Once it has been established, it is hardy enough to withstand occasional periods of drought, but until then, it may struggle to thrive if planted in less than ideal conditions.

Green Bulrush seeds are best planted in wet clay-like soil in areas with plenty of sunlight, but the plant is adaptive enough to spread quickly to sandier soil. As a perennial plant, it grows during the fall and spring to a height of several feet in favorable conditions. Still, it will bloom spikelets during the midsummer months that gradually darken and brown within a few weeks. Its florets use the wind to cross-pollinate during this time, and as a self-sowing plant, its disbursed seeds will quickly grow in a favorable environment.

Since its roots are fibrous and rhizomatous, Green Bulrush can also spread by forming large clonal colonies. Due to these qualities, it is often used to fend off soil erosion near water bodies, so it fits naturally in lakeshore landscapes and rain gardens. In general, they are ideal for any low areas where water can drain, such as ditches or natural floodplains.

When allowed to grow with other marshland plants, Green Bulrush easily creates attractive thickets and wet meadows that require little maintenance in the right conditions. Because it is both a fast-growing and a fast spreading plant, Green Bulrush is best suited for large landscapes and extensive gardens.

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