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Pendulous Bulrush
Scirpus pendulus
  
About Pendulous Bulrush (Scirpus pendulus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Scirpus pendulus is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common names pendulous bulrush, rufous bulrush, and nodding bulrush. It is native to North America, where it can be found throughout the eastern United States and Canada, through the American midwest, some areas of the western United States, and into Mexico. It is also known as an introduced species in Australia. It grows in many types of moist and wet habitat, including disturbed areas such as ditches, and sometimes in drier areas. It is a perennial herb growing from a short, thick rhizome system. The erect, three-angled stems grow singly or in tufts and clumps, easily reaching one meter tall. Sheathing leaves occur at the stem bases as well as higher up the stems, the blades reaching up to 40 centimeters. The inflorescence is a panicle of many clusters of spikelets which hang on long, thin branches, often nodding or drooping, especially as the fruit develops.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
2 - 4 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Landscaping Information
Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Common uses
Common uses
Bogs and Ponds

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 21.4" - 21.4", Summer Precipitation: 1.41" - 1.44", Coldest Month: 37.4" - 37.5", Hottest Month: 63.8" - 64.9", Humidity: 1.94" - 17.16", Elevation: 2765" - 2989"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Nodding Bulrush, Rufous Bulrush


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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