Schoenoplectus
bulrush, naked-stem bulrush, club-rush
10 species
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Schoenoplectus acutushardstem bulrush, viscous bulrush, common tule
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; throughout all of North America except southeastern U.S.
Habitat: Pond and lake margins, wetland and riparian areas.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Schoenoplectus americanusOlney's three-square bulrush
Origin: Native
Schoenoplectus heterochaetusslender bulrush
Origin: Native
Schoenoplectus ×kuekenthalianusKukenthal's bulrush
Origin: Native
Schoenoplectus mucronatusricefield bulrush, rough-seed bulrush
Origin: Introduced
Schoenoplectus pungenschairmaker's clubrush, common three square
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widespread throughout North America.
Habitat: Marshes and wet, low ground; tolerent of alkali.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August
Schoenoplectus saximontanusRocky Mountain bulrush
Origin: Native
Schoenoplectus subterminalisswaying clubrush, water clubrush
Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades, southern Alaska to southern Oregon; also in northern Idaho, northwest Montana, and eastern United States.
Habitat: Quiet, shallow water 2-8 dm. deep,
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - August
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontanigreat bulrush, soft-stem bulrush
Distribution: Widespread in temperate North America; common throughout the Pacific Northwest, but less so than S. acutus.
Habitat: Marshes and muddy shores of lakes and streams at lower elevations; tolerant of alkali.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - August
Schoenoplectus triqueterstream bank bulrush, triangular club-rush
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington in the lower Columbia River; southwestern Washington to adjacent northwestern Oregon.
Habitat: Freshwater intertidal zone.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: July-September