Native Plant Encyclopedia

  River BulrushBolboschoenus fluviatilis  

  Recommended Planting Range

  (previously: Scirpus fluviatilis)


River bulrush grows in standing water in marshes and along lakeshores and river beaches. It spreads by rhizomes and its tough, coarse, strongly triangular stems are good for controlling erosion by waves or currents. Its starchy tubers are important wildlife food.

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