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Bulrush – Schoenoplectus Tabernaemontani
Bulrush grass is typically used to add personality to a small pond or lake, but it also has many uses. The majority of the plant is edible and can even be used to make sugar. Bulrush grass can also liven up your pond, literally. Birds, such as ducks and geese love the stuff, and you may find yourself with seasonal visitors if you add bulrush grass to a pond. Bulrush grass can also attract frogs.
The grass requires very moist ground for it to grow, so it is best to plant it right beside a pond. In fact, you've probably seen bulrush in the wild, growing next to rivers, lakes, and ponds.
There are a large variety of bulrush grasses. One of the most popular forms of bulrush is soft-stem bulrush grass. It is a light green and comes to a point at the top of its stem. Flowers can sometimes develop.
Giant bulrush grass can reach a height of around 10 feet tall and is a darker shade of green than the soft-stem variety. This type of bulrush grass never has flowers and its stem is triangular.
In total, there are about 30 species of bulrush.
It is best to mix bulrush grass with another type of seed grass when you lay it down. This creates the best atmosphere for the bulrush to flourish. Simply mix a ratio of about 10% bulrush and 90% normal grass and throw it in location around a pond or lake that you prefer.
Bulrush plants are also good for the environment of your pond. Bulrushes act as an absorbent, taking in poisonous metals and dangerous micro-organisms.
Bulrush is also used frequently in the arts, providing the perfect material to weave baskets, wreaths, and hats. The grass grows extremely quick, providing an endless source of materials for current or would-be crafters.
Bulrush is a perennial. This grass will grow back year after year. The leaves will grow as long as 13 centimeters. The clusters of culm on this plant can hold anywhere from 5 to 12 spikelets. Each of the spikelets will get as long as 8 millimeters. The bulrush is very common in the southeastern part of North America.