Hardstem Bulrush 25 Plants

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Latin Name-Schoenoplectus acutus Hardy Zone- 5-11 Mature Height- 4ft Width-3-6ft Sun Or Shade-Full Sun
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Planting Zones 4-9
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Hardstem Bulrush 25 Plants Description

Hardstem Bulrush, Schoenoplectus Acutus is a Long Blade Water or Swampland Grass 

This plant is native to some locations in the U.S. in areas near water or swamplands. This plant grows best in zones 4 through 9. The plant has thick stems and leaves that appear like long grass blades. The leaves and stem are olive-green to medium green. The leaves or fronds are 1 to 2 inches wide and begin growing at the base of the plant. The plant flowers through the summer from June through September and has one bulb for the stalk; The plant’s flowers have small sepals or petals that have bristles in a tan, white color. These flowers grow from a greenish bract that stems like flowers and can have a reddish tint as they mature.

It is a plant that grows in clumps and likes whole to partial sunlight. The soil for this plant does not need to be well-draining, and it does grow near or around Pete Moss. It is a hardy plant that proliferates in most areas and is easy enough for the beginning gardener. The plant will spread quickly during the season, and seeds from the plant as the flower fades. The plant will return annually and can grow between 3 and 6 feet tall. This plant appears to be a fancy grass-type landscaping plant that grows well in wet soil and near water like ponds or lakes. It is a type of pant used for driveway and another border plant, though pot planting is not recommended because of the size.

 Hardstem Bulrush, Schoenoplectus Acutus, is a Plant that Grows in Clumps and Likes Full to Partial Sunlight

When woven and dyed, a hard stem bulrush is used to make duck decoys, clothing, hats, mats, bowls, boats, and baskets used by the Native Americans. Some ancient American tribes were also known to use the hard stem bulrush to construct their houses. This homage is still respected o this day. Coast Miwok, Bay Miwok, and the Ohlone people use the hard stem bulrush to manufacture canoes and boats for transportation across San Fransisco Bay using wetland and marine resources. Northern tribes also used the hard stem bulrush to make canoes.

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 Schoenoplectus acutus (Hardstem Bulrush) is a perennial grass in the sedge family. They have a self-sustaining expansion. It is found in natural freshwater habitats and native species to the United States, Saint Pierre, North America, the Contiguous United States, Miquelon, Western North America, Canada, and Alaska.

This plant is a highly tall, up to 2 m, leafless plant with round stems that are olive green OR grey. The branches are elementary to crush. It is most commonly found in large colonies in wetter areas. The numerous flower panicles are resistant to treatment with a short stalk. The panicles are light reddish brownish, compact, and about 1 cm long.

Branching clusters at the top are usually open, sometimes compressed, with 3 to 40 spikelets (flower clusters) at the tips of stiff stalks, some single and others grouped in 2 to 8. Spikelets are 17 mm long.

At shallow depths, often stem bulrush can be found in mudflats and on the muddy edges of ponds, lakes, and streams. Because it tolerates salty and strongly acidic conditions, it is frequently located near the coasts.

There are no leaves on this plant, only a basal layer. The fruit hard-stemmed up on top is egg-shaped, pointing down the narrow end. Around the fruit, more than five hairs roughly the same length as the fruit.

The mature achene (seeds) drop off individually in the summer, leaving the persistent scales behind. Scales are 3 to 4 mm long and 2 to 3 mm wide, green when young but turning reddish to orange-brown as they mature. It is variably covered in tiny red spines at the base, giving a spotted appearance; generally egg-shaped, notched at the tip with a short, straight to contorted awn. The scale edges are wrinkled and covered in thick, warped, twisted hairs.

 Hardstem bulrush flowers are a medium-sized group of panicles at the tip of the long stalk.

They are light to medium brown in appearance with a slightly reddish undertone. The single, green involucre bract appears to be a 2-10 cm long stem extension, not as long as the panicle. Each stamen resembles a miniature pine cone. 

Each spikelet has a slightly hairy appearance. On the scales, reddish stripes may be visible. The achene can be seen just above the scales. The panicle stalks droop slightly. The random effect model can be attached directly to the stalks, but they are usually joined by a short stem that branches off the central stalk.

Because the stems are so long and adaptive when dried, they are ideal for local handicrafts. It is easily transplanted and can normalize a manufactured garden or help restore a pond. Wildlife uses stems as nesting material. Fruits are a popular food for waterfowl.

Sun exposure: Partial sun

Water requirement: Moderate moisture

Zone: 4 to 9

Best time to Harvest: Spring

Ship as: Bareroot

Height at maturity: 3 to 10 ft tall

Reviews (2)

  • 5

    Posted by Harvey Kemp on Mar 15, 2018

    Looks flawless around lakes or ponds

  • 5

    Posted by Weldon Whitaker on Mar 15, 2018

    gorgeous around my lake


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