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Rocky Mountain Bulrush
Schoenoplectus saximontanus
About Rocky Mountain Bulrush (Schoenoplectus saximontanus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Schoenoplectus saximontanus is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common name Rocky Mountain bulrush. It is native to North America, where it is known from several areas scattered throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico. It grows in moist and wet habitat or shallow water, including disturbed places. It is an annual herb producing tufts of very thin, erect stems which reach about 30 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves sheath the stems and have short, narrow blades. The inflorescence is a cluster of several spikelets accompanied by a long, stiff, stemlike bract.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Bactra maiorinaBactra maiorina

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 7.2" - 23.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 0.44", Coldest Month: 42.1" - 50.4", Hottest Month: 75.0" - 80.8", Humidity: 1.19" - 27.73", Elevation: 218" - 2150"

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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