Wool grass is also known as Scirpus cyperinus. This plant originates from the Sedge family, and it contains a tuft comprising of sterile shoots. Wool grass is tall in nature with leafy shoots that possess stout culms with terminal inflorescences. The shoots are approximately 3-5' tall. Wool grass grows in dense tussocks dominated by arching basal leaves. The plants produce upright and unbranched culms comprising ascending medium leaves that are greencolour. In summers, these culms receive toppings of dark green rounded inflorescences. This plant is a clumping bulrush dominating wet areas. It is beneficial to wildlife in addition to being an excellent stabilizer for soil.
The beautiful golden brown branches of seed clusters appear next. The achene seed of wool grass comprises of unique bristles known to give the heads of the seed a wooly appearance bordering an attractive look. This combination is too harsh for young manicured gardens. It, therefore, means that the tenacious roots, as well as rhizomes of the wool grass, work perfectly with restoration projects, soggy sites possessing erosion issues as well as rain gardens. Wool grass is native to the southern Canadian provinces. It also vastly extends to the United States of America. This species of plant is adamant in the Northeast area of the Coastal Plain.
The blades of the leaves have a medium green color with indented longitudes. The sheaths of the leaves are medium green, veined longitudinally and closed. The leaves of the shoots are similar be it infertile or fertile. The lush leaves are, however, smaller compared to the infertile leaves. The habitats of wool grass include sandy to non-sandy wetlands, meadows found in the sedge, marshes, swamps, shorelines and ditches. Wool grass is known to dominate areas that are wet disturbed.