Scirpus microcarpus

Scirpus microcarpus

Smallfruit bulrush

Previous scientific name(s): Scirpus microcarpus var. longispicatus, Scirpus microcarpus var. rubrotinctus, Scirpus rubrotinctus

Cool season, native perennial that is strongly rhizomatous. Occurs in wet, low areas, from lowlands to moderate elevations in mountains. In the Intermountain West most frequently found between 5,000-7,000 ft. elevation. Provides excellent cover for wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
5,000 
- 7,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 2 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
8.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
4,500,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No