Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Rufous Bulrush

Rufous Bulrush

Scirpus pendulus

Full to part sun, wet to medium moisture level, prefers soil with high organic matter that retains moisture.  2-4 feet height, blooms in April, red flowers, will occasionally form small colonies of plants.

Germination Code:  ?

Native Region:  Statewide but concentrated in the Interior Low Plateaus

This adaptable species often occurs in woodlands and other drier areas as well as in wetlands.  Yellow-green foliage and drooping clusters of flowers on the stems.  Attracts ducks and some other birds.

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