Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (C.C.Gmel.) Palla  
Family: Cyperaceae
great bulrush, soft-stem bulrush
[Schoenoplectus lacustris subsp. creber (L.) Palla, Schoenoplectus validus (Vahl) A.Löve & D.Löve, Scirpus lacustris subsp. creber L., Scirpus lacustris subsp. glaucus L., Scirpus lacustris subsp. tabernaemontani L., Scirpus lacustris subsp. validus L., Scirpus lacustris var. tabernaemontani L., Scirpus tabernaemontani C.C.Gmel., Scirpus validus Vahl, Scirpus validus var. creber Vahl, Scirpus validus var. creber f. megastachyus Vahl]
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Etymology: Schoenoplectus: Greek a 'rush leek' ' plecto for "plaited, twisted" schoenos for "rush or reed"
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-10' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge, can be large colonies; stems spongy with big air chambers, cylindrical, bluish-green; shallow rhizomes
Leaves: merely sheaths at stem base
Flowers: covered by red-brown spiral scales; inflorescence oval spikelets from side of floral bract at stem top, spikelets droop from their stems,
Fruits: nutlet
Habitat: wet; marshes, in water < 6.5' deep; in mucky soil
Conservation Status: Native
A Round-Stem Bulrush

- achenes 2-sided

- perianth bristles 6

- spikelets ovoid, less than twice as long as broad

- stems easily compressed

- awns of floral scales straight or slightly bent

- spikelets in an open panicle

- pedicels scabrous on the two edges and smooth on the sides

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani image
Robert W. Freckmann  
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