Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla
chair-maker's rush, common three-square bulrush
Schoenoplectus: Greek a 'rush leek' ' plecto for "plaited, twisted"
schoenos for "rush or reed"
pungens: spiny, sharp-pointed
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, to 5' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge; stems triangular; firm rhizomes|
|Flower: ||inflorescence tight clustered spikelet from side of bract at stem top, spikelet of sharp-pointed red-brown scales|
|Fruit:||nutlet, with 2 bristles, stubby beak|
|Leaf:||merely short sheaths at stem base|
|Habitat: ||wet; marshes shores in water 2'-3' deep|