Scirpus Americanus- Three Square Rush

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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Usage
Ponds & Water Gardens, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Ponds & Water Gardens, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Ponds & Water Gardens, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Ships
Year Round

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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

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Scirpus Americanus- Three Square Rush

 

Native to mainly the western section of North America, Scirpus Americanus- Three Square Rush has green foliage with a stout, porous texture. It produces single, green stems in small groups that are sharply triangular. Its long, firm, strongly folded are occasionally flat. It produces dark-brown, seed-like. pointy-tipped fruits Small spikelets gather near the top of the stalk on one side. It is part of the sedge family, and its genus is a bulrush.
Considered to be a perennial, it grows in small groups with an erect shape. It has a moderate growth rate and reaches its maximum height of about seven feet to 10 feet before its maturity at 20 years. Not considered to be a low growing grass, it has a long lifespan unless consumed by wildlife first. It blooms in the spring and summer, producing yellow or brown blooms. Propagation does not occur with cuttings, sod, tubers, bulbs, containers or bare root. It reproduces using its seeds and spreads by rhizomes. It produces weak seedlings. Its active growth period takes place in the spring and experiences a slow regrowth rate after harvest.


Present throughout the western part of Canada, Alaska, the western and southern part of the United States and a few, isolated eastern states, this plant is a Hydrophyte that is nearly always a wetland plant.

It commonly grows at low elevations in wet woods, sloughs, roadside ditches, brackish and freshwater marshes, around ponds and lakes and along streams. It rises in shallow water one to two and a half feet deep on sandy flats and beach pools.
This plant grows in water or moist soil where the minimum yearly water levels are not less than four to five inches above the soil surface. It survives fires quite well, as the portion of the plant underwater quickly regenerates. The Three Square Rush is useful when restoring brackish and saltwater marshes and stands.


Scirpus Americanus- Three Square Rush

is not a toxic plant, and its seeds are rich in protein. Upon grinding the seeds, mix them with water to produce a mush for eating. Add ground up seeds to flour for cakes and bread. Three Square Rush leaves are ideal for weaving, delivering baskets, hats, and other useful items. Muskrat and snow geese use this plant for food, and wintering ducks eat its seeds. It also provides cover for small mammals and birds.

 Scirpus Americanus- Three Square Rush