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Small-Fruited Bulrush · Scirpus microcarpus

Description: perennial sedge (2.5-6 ft.) with stout, triangular stems & course, grass-like leaves. The flower arrangement looks like an umbel with grass-like bracts below each flower cluster. This is an important food source for wildfowl and muskrats. Small-fruited bulrush grows in deep water or mud. Obligate (usually grows in wetlands). Sun.