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Plant Name:

Common Threesquare

Scientific Name:

Schoenoplectus pungens


Common Threesquare is a perennial sedge with tall, triangular stems and spikelets clustered at the ends.


Wetlands, marshes, shallow water


Common Threesquare provides habitat and cover for various wildlife species, including birds, amphibians, and insects. The dense stands of the plant can provide nesting sites and refuge for wildlife.

Growing Conditions:

Common Threesquare thrives in wet or submerged soils.


Common Threesquare has been used in wetland restoration projects to stabilize shorelines and improve water quality. The plant's stems were historically used for weaving and thatching.

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Fun Facts:

Common Threesquare is also known as "Onced Stalked Bulrush" or "Tule Bulrush".

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