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Scirpus atrovirensScirpus atrovirens

black or green bulrush, dark green bulrush

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS JA

Characteristics

Height: 3-6'
Flowers: Jun.-Aug.; brown
Fruit: Jun.-Aug.; brown; achene (dry, flat seed)

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 4-8
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

shallow emergent marsh, shrub swamp, floodplain forest, hardwood swamp; swamps, bogs, wet meadows, swales, ditches

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

grows in clumps or sod-forming



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/6074.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004