dark green bulrush

(Scirpus atrovirens)

Conservation Status
dark green bulrush
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The stems are rounded triangular. Lower leaf sheaths are brown or green, not tinged with red. Lower leaf sheaths and the base of lower leaves have conspicuous, irregularly placed cross lines (septations). They appear as very short dark green walls connecting 2 or 3 adjacent veins.

Each spike is a more or less round, densely crowded cluster of 3 to 18 spikelets.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

20 to 60

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

Wet to moist. Wet meadows and prairies, marshes, shores, streambanks. floodplain woodland openings, roadside ditches. Full to partial sun.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Maturing

 
 

Mid-July through late September

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28, 29.

 
  4/23/2021      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common and widepread

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Poales (grasses, sedges, cattails, and allies)  
 

Family

Cyperaceae (sedge)  
  Subfamily Cyperoideae  
  Tribe Scirpeae  
 

Genus

Scirpus (bulrush)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

black bulrush

dark green bulrush

dark-green bulrush

green bulrush

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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