Seacoast bulrush

Bolboschoenus maritimus var. paludsus

Range: Common south from about 53 N and has been reported from SE Alaska.

Description: Stems aresing from tubers, 20-150 cm tall, Several to many spikelets aggregated in at head-like cluster cardled by 1-4 long, leaf-like bracts.

Ecology: Marshes, shores, wet meadows, shallow water, in both frst and brackish to saline conditions.


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  • Pojar, J. and A. MacKinnon.  1994.  Plants of Coastal British Columbia: including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Lone Pine Publishing. Vancouver. 528 p.

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