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Scirpus Cyperinus: Woolgrass

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Scirpus Cyperinus growing zones are 4 through 9. These zones are in southern Canada and most of the United States.

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Scirpus Cyperinus: Woolgrass 

Scirpus Cyperinus, known as Woolgrass, is a wetland plant. It is a grass-like aquatic perennial. Woolgrass is from the sedge family and grows in dense, slowly-spreading tussocks. They have curved basal green leaves with flowering stems that stand straight up. These stems rise between 3 to 5 feet tall. The stems are hollow making them clump. Each club is unbranched and can be three angled to a round shape. They can have 5-10 leaf blades 32 inches long and half an inch wide. The fruit on the head has bud-like spikelets that are green during the flowering stage. The foliage starts out dark green, then maturing into yellow-brown in Fall. The root system is fibrous and has short-rhizomatous. Woolgrass often forms colonies of plants.

Cultivation: Scirpus Cyperinus prefers full to partial sun

The flowering months are September, August, and July. Woolgrass can tolerate salt moderately. This foliage is present in all four seasons. It resides mostly in wet to moist conditions. Soil that is muddy, sandy, or gravely can sustain this plant. Woolgrass can tolerate shallow water. These plants can be found in wetlands, gravelly seeps marshes, moist meadows, sedge meadows, bottomland prairies, swamps, shorelines, sloughs, ditches and other wet disturbed sites. Woolgrass creates a natural look when planted near lakes and ponds. The soil pH requirement is between 5.6 to 7.5. Planting spacing is between 12 to 15 inches apart.

Growing Zones: Scirpus Cyperinus growing zones are 4 through 9.

These zones are in southern Canada and most of the United States. Woolgrass grows hardy in the California, Mountain, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, and Southeast. Woolgrass plants as part of restorative effort to renew wetlands. Woolgrass attracts wetland wildlife. The conservation status is secure. Butterflies, birds, and bees are invited to this type of vegetation.

Common Names: Cottongrass Bulrush, Common Woolsedge, Woolrich, and Brown Woolly Sedge