Using ecology to restore land and water
Hardstem bulrush is a perennial emergent plant with a round hard stem and thick rhizomes. The stems are not easily crushed between fingers; hence, the common name “hardstem” bulrush. It prefers shallow to deep waters, up to 5′ high with a sandy bottom. It reproduces by rhizomes and seeds and in time develops into colonies. These colonies provide protection against wave action on shorelines. Hardstem bulrush provides food and habitat for waterfowl and spawning habitat for fish.
4 – 9 ft.
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