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Scirpus cyperinusScirpus cyperinus

woolgrass, woolgrass bulrush

Photograph(s) by*: USDA JK

Characteristics

Height: 4-5'
Flowers: Aug.-Sept.; brown
Fruit: Aug.-Sept.; brown; achene (dry, flat seed)

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.8-7.2
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, swamps, forested wetlands, wet meadows, ditches, ponds, bogs; seasonally flooded

Native to

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

Wildlife

Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

grows in large clumps, often extensive colonies



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1343.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004