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Scirpus maritimus

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Species Name: Scirpus maritimus
Common Name: Alkali Bulrush

This grass-like plant can grow submerged in water--in a pond or other water feature. It can also be grown in the ground and in high elevation gardens.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 1-4.5' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 7500'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Dark brown
Endangered?:
Distribution: North West, Great Valley, Central West, South West, Modoc Plateau, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Marshes. Elevation: 0 - 7500'

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