Dark Green bulrush- Credit: Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Scott Co., Davenport, Nahant Marsh. 2002., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Dark Green Bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)
Dark Green Bulrush is a sedge with Star-like clustered seed heads and arching or drooping olive green leaves. It can be too aggressive for small manicured gardens. The seeds are a good food for ducks, rails and other wetland birds.
Shade Tolerance: Full sun to part shade
Moisture: moist to wet
Height: 3-5 ft.
Spread: 2-4 ft
Bloom Time: July - August
Deer resistant: yes
Uses: Restoration Projects, Erosion Control, rain gardens, Naturalizing