Scirpus atrovirens

Common name: Dark Green Bulrush

Native plant

Dark Green Bulrush thrives in standing water and is one of the most common wetland, rush-like plants, topped only by cattails and some invasive species. The habitat value of this plant is very high, with wetland birds/fowl and other creatures of this habitat prizing the seed as a primary late summer food. If you have wet areas and are looking for an interesting habitat builder, then this plant is for you.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Soil type

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Wetlands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
5 Feet

Additional information

Loved by birds

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