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Scirpus Tabermontanii - Soft Stem Bulrush is a Hardy and Adaptable Plant
Scirpus Tabermontanii - Soft Stem Bulrush is a hardy native plant that grows in many regions across North America, excluding several mid and eastern Canadian provinces. As a wetland stabilizer, it requires certain increasing conditions that are not in the northern plains and seaboard regions. However, it is both hardy and adaptable to growing in non-native conditions provided they receive adequate care.
Soft Stem Bulrush are Great Bird and Animal Attracting Landscape
According to several agricultural resources, soft-stemmed bulrushes thrive in zones 3-11 but can be intentionally propagated. They are most often found in the wild at the edges of aquatic environments, growing in 0-1 inches of standing water. Their adaptability makes them a great species to include in any wetland stabilization effort or to add visual interest to a managed natural vista, such as a park or nature center. These perennials grow anywhere from 4 to 5 feet in height and flower through June and July. However, their purposes are many. They stabilize soft sediments and prevent erosion in areas susceptible to seasonal flooding or heavy rainfall. Because they are quite happy to live with wet or dry root structures, they can easily survive seasonal cycles of a rising and falling water level. Soft-stemmed bulrushes grow to their full height within one or two growing seasons.
There are several distinct species of bulrushes, rendering the family an anchor of riparian, riverine, marsh, and lacustrine environments on more than one continent. In addition to providing stabilization to soil strata in these contexts, soft-stemmed bulrushes also provide shelter for a variety of wetland wildlife, from beneficial insects, rodents, and bird species. They may be used in bioremediation projects, in which land is returned to its natural state after human use or misuse, since their root systems, like those of many plants, help to filter harmful pollutants from water and soil. However, they are also beneficial when attracting birds and other animals back into a region, because many marsh species may build their nests among the foliage. Soft-stemmed bulrushes are beautiful plants in an amphibious environment, but their uses and benefits surpass their loveliness. In addition to bioremediation and habitat creation, they serve as beneficial members of rain gardens, stormwater basin regulators, and erosion control in urban and suburban environments.
Scirpus Tabermontanii - Soft Stem Bulrush
The Soft Stem Bulrush, also known by the scientific name of Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, can be found natively all across North America and Eurasia. Other names for this plant include the Tall Bulrush or Great Bulrush. It is a water-loving, hardy wildflower that can grow anywhere between 2 and 9 feet in height, though taller is more common. This perennial plant is happy in hardiness zones 3-9 and thrives in ponds, wetlands, swamps, wet prairies, and other damp or moist environments.
It consists of a thick green culm, or hollow shaft, with a delicate cluster of flowers at the top. The Soft Stem Bulrush is a popular addition to any wetland restoration or pond landscaping project. The flowers are an attractive orangish-brown color and eventually mature into a hard brown seed fruit. A process that occurs between July and September, though blossoms can be found as early as May in some cases. It does not have noticeable leaf blades, though there are leaves that hug the shaft, especially near the bottom of the plant. The plants like to grow in clusters, with a 4-5 foot spread, and prefer silty or peaty soils, though it is reasonably tolerant of many soil types.