Leafy Bulrush (Scirpus polyphyllus)


Scirpus Polyphyllus, or more commonly know as Leafy Bulrush, is a graminoid of the genus Scirpus. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Scirpus Polyphyllus or Leafy Bulrush's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Vermont.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Scirpus
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: IL (T) NH (E) VT (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: IL (leafy bulrush) NH (many leaved bulrush) VT (many-leaved sedge)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(OBL) 3(OBL)

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