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Scirpus cyperinus

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Wetland Grasses

Light Requirements: sun

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, loam, clay, sand

Height: 4'-5'

Bloom Time: June, July, August, September

Bloom Color: yellow, green, brown

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, bog plant, clumping, dried flowers, emergent, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, swamp plant, water garden plant, wetland plant

Scirpus cyperinus (woolgrass)
  • Scirpus cyperinus (woolgrass)
  • Scirpus cyperinus (woolgrass)
  • Scirpus cyperinus (woolgrass)
  • Scirpus cyperinus (woolgrass)

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Description

Scirpus cyperinus

Also known as:

woolgrass

,

cotton grass bulrush

,

common wool-grass

,

marsh bulrush

,

teddybear paws

Scientific Synonyms:

Scirpus eriophorum, Scirpus rubricosus

Description

Produces visually dramatic, rounded seed clusters.

Cultivation

A freshwater emergent plant that will withstand seasonal inundation up to 3 feet of water.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae Sedge family
Genus Scirpus bulrush
Species Scirpus cyperinus woolgrass