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soft rush

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 1-4'
Flowers: Jun.-Sept.; greenish brown
Fruit: brown; capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 5.5-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Flood depth: 0-12"

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, shrub swamps, wet meadows, ditches

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE NY VA WV PA

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

often grows in clumps



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/223.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004