Photographer: Robert H. Read
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (C.C.Gmel.) Palla
great bulrush, soft-stem bulrush
Schoenoplectus: Greek a 'rush leek' ' plecto for "plaited, twisted"
schoenos for "rush or reed"
tabernaemontani: for Jacobus Theodorus Tabernaemontanus, died 1597
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 3'-10' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge, can be large colonies; stems spongy with big air chambers, cylindrical, bluish-green; shallow rhizomes|
|Flower: ||covered by red-brown spiral scales; inflorescence oval spikelets from side of floral bract at stem top, spikelets droop from their stems,|
|Leaf:||merely sheaths at stem base|
|Habitat: ||wet; marshes, in water < 6.5' deep; in mucky soil|