Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Bolboschoenus fluviatilis (Torr.) SojŠk image
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Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Cyperaceae
Bolboschoenus fluviatilis (Torr.) SojŠk
river bulrush
Bolboschoenus: Greek bolbos, "swelling or bulb;" schoenus, "rush," from the supposed difference from the genus Schoenus in having bulbous tubers
fluviatilis: from a river
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, to 7' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge, nutlets 3-angled, beaked, 6 barbed bristles; stems 1/3"-3/4" thick, triangular, many leaves, sturdy, rot-resistant; heavy, tuber making rhizomes
Flower: spikelets 1/2-1" long with spiral flowers covered in brown scales
Fruit:nutlets
Leaf:3-ranked to 1/2" wide, M-shaped in X-section
Habitat: wet; shores, marshes to water > 3' deep; in sediment soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Schoenoplectus fluviatilis (Torr.) M.T.Strong
Scirpus fluviatilis (Torr.) A.Gray
Scirpus maritimus L. var. fluviatilis Torr.

         
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