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Annual Tule
Isolepis cernua
  
About Annual Tule (Isolepis cernua) 10 Nurseries Carry This Plant Isolepis cernua (syn. Scirpus cernuus) is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common names low bulrush, slender club-rush, tufted clubrush, and fiberoptic grass. It is widespread, being native to many regions of the world, including parts of Australasia, Eurasia, Africa, and North and South America.

Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Brown

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
moderately easy

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerant of a variety of garden soils as long as sufficient moisture is available

Common uses
Common uses
Bogs and Ponds, Bogs and Ponds, Deer Resistant

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
4*, 5*, 6*, 7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist, sandy areas

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 4.0" - 65.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 2.01", Coldest Month: 24.8" - 57.3", Hottest Month: 45.1" - 86.7", Humidity: 0.03" - 38.42", Elevation: -253" - 10448"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Scirpus cernuus
Common Names: Fiberoptic Grass, Low Bulrush, Low Clubrush, Slender Club-rush, Tufted Clubrush


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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