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Soft-stem bulrush Photo courtesy of Barry Jones, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

Soft-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)


Plant Family: Sedge (Cyperaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Grasses

Identification Hints: This is our largest bulrush species, reaching heights of 6 feet or more. Its stems are hollow and soft.

Did you Know? Softstem bulrush is generally found in shallow waters or along muddy banks. The fruits are a small brownish colored achene (tiny, sunflower-shaped, and hard). Native Americans have used softstem bulrush to weave mats and sometimes used the beaten stems to create meal for breads.


Live Map for Soft-stem bulrush

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Below you can view all observations that have been reported in for Soft-stem bulrush (If the map below is empty then there have not been any observations reported.)

Use the navigation buttons on the left to zoom in/out and pan around. Click on each place marker to get detail information about that observation.

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The table below displays all the data that has been submitted to Project BudBurst. By default, the data is sorted by the date on which the phenophase occurred. Clicking the up and down arrows next to each column name allows you to sort on any value. If there have been more than 10 observations submitted, you can choose how many to display at a time using the "Show __ entries" control. You can also page through the data using the previous and next buttons at the bottom right of the table.

The Search box allows you to search all of the data. Searching by date, species, phenophase, etc. is easy—just start typing and the table will immediately change to contain only observations that contain your search phrase. Do you want to see only 2012 observations? Just type "2012" in the search box. Only want to see maples? Enter "Acer." You can combine searches, too! Searching for "acer 2012" will narrow your results to only the maples that were observed in 2012 (assuming that any observations exist, of course).

Once you have your results in the order desired, you can use any of the buttons above the search box to copy the results to the clipboard; save them as a text, or spreadsheet; or even print them from your browser!

Observational data for Soft-stem bulrush:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Sun Sep 16 00:00:00 GMT 2012 erinehlinger Soft-stem bulrush Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Fruit (Late) 47.561100000000000 -122.020000000000000 16604

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