Small-headed Bulrush

Scirpus microcarpus
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: psháyʔ
  • Description: Perennial, densely-tufted herb from long creeping rhizomes to 150 cm. The inflorescence is a panicle of clustered spikelets.
  • Habitat: Swamps, marshes, riverbanks, wet meadows, and depressions.
  • Pair with: Western redcedar, willows, hardhack, slough sedge, salmonberry.
  • Fun Fact: Small-headed bulrush is common in wetland ecosystems throughout North America. This species can spread rapidly and is good for controlling erosion and stabilizing soils on wet sites.

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