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Plant Name:

Hardstem Bulrush

Scientific Name:

Schoenoplectus acutus


Hardstem Bulrush is a perennial wetland plant with tall, sturdy stems and seedheads.


Wetlands, marshes, riparian areas, ponds


Hardstem Bulrush provides habitat and food for various bird species and aquatic wildlife. It also helps stabilize wetland soils and filter water. The plant's dense growth and structural integrity make it suitable for wetland restoration and shoreline stabilization projects.

Growing Conditions:

Hardstem Bulrush thrives in moist to wet soils and full sun.


Hardstem Bulrush has traditional uses by indigenous peoples, such as basket weaving.

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Fun Facts:

Hardstem Bulrush is also known as Tule and is an important plant in wetland ecosystems.

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Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz

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