PictureThis
camera identify
Use App
tab list
Home Identify Application
English
English
繁體中文
日本語
Español
Français
Deutsch
Pусский
Português
Italiano
한국어
Nederlands
العربية
Svenska
Polskie
ภาษาไทย
Bahasa Melayu
Bahasa Indonesia
Get App
This page looks better in the app
about about
About
key_facts key_facts
Key Facts
distribution_map distribution_map
Distribution
children children
All Species
pupular_genus pupular_genus
More Genus
pic top
Bulrush
Bulrush
Bulrush
Bulrush
Bulrush (Schoenoplectus)
Also known as : Tule
The cosmopolitan, grass-like bulrush plants tend to flourish in damp conditions, often being found close to or in standing water. These evergreen perennials are popularly used for ponds or water gardens, providing shelter and a food source for wildfowl. Traditionally, some species were woven into baskets, mats, and even homes.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
info

Key Facts About Bulrush

Attributes of Bulrush

Flower Color
White
Yellow
Brown
Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Bulrush

distribution

Distribution of Bulrush

Distribution Map of Bulrush

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
habit
species

Exploring the Bulrush Plants

8 most common species:
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Softstem bulrush
The softstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani) is a sedge found in or near water in many places around the world. It provides nesting cover for waterbirds and food for muskrats. It is useful for erosion control and habitat restoration. Indigenous tribes wove the leaves and stalks into bags and fine mats.
Schoenoplectus californicus
California bulrush
Despite the name, Schoenoplectus californicus doesn't grow only in California. On the contrary, this tall california bulrush occurs in wetlands across all of southern North America, as well as South America. It's a vigorous grower that produces flowers from spring to summer, and it's often used to prevent soil erosion.
Schoenoplectus lacustris
Common clubrush
The common clubrush (Schoenoplectus lacustris) grows in freshwater areas in Europe and neighboring regions of Asia and North Africa. Its leaves can be as high as 1 m.
Schoenoplectus acutus
Hardstem tule
Hardstem tule (Schoenoplectus acutus) is a large species of sedge that grows in marshes, mountain meadows, wet grasslands, and plains grasslands of North America, often forming monocultures in its marsh habitats. Hardstem tule has an important ecological role at shorelines, as it helps buffer against wind and water, fighting erosion.
Schoenoplectus americanus
Sharp clubrush
Sharp clubrush (Schoenoplectus americanus) is a very useful grass that has been used by various Native American peoples for basket and hat weaving. It is a salt-tolerant wetland species that is very effective at revegetating these saline habitats. This useful plant is an important food source for muskrats and snow geese.
Schoenoplectus triqueter
Streambank bulrush
The Dreikantige Teichbinse grows as a perennial herbaceous plant and reaches stature heights of 50 to 120, rarely up to 150 centimeters. It forms relatively long, 2 to 5 mm thick shoots. The stem is sharp triangular, fairly soft and light to dark green.
Schoenoplectus pungens
Common three-square
Schoenoplectus pungens is a long-lived perennial herb up to 1.5 m tall. The foliage is dark green, rough and dense. The small flowers are grouped in dense spikelets, with of 1–7 spikelets on each stem. The seeds are brown. It is closely related to S. americanus, and many S. pungens specimens have long been misidentified as S. americanus.
Schoenoplectus subterminalis
Swaying bulrush
It is a perennial herb forming mats or tufts of very narrow cylindrical stems easily exceeding one meter long. There is a rhizome and sometimes tubers grow on it. When the plant grows in water only the inflorescences and the tips of the leaf blades break the surface. The inflorescence is generally a single cone-shaped spikelet at the end of the stem accompanied by a stiff, stemlike bract.

All Species of Bulrush

Softstem bulrush
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Softstem bulrush
The softstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani) is a sedge found in or near water in many places around the world. It provides nesting cover for waterbirds and food for muskrats. It is useful for erosion control and habitat restoration. Indigenous tribes wove the leaves and stalks into bags and fine mats.
California bulrush
Schoenoplectus californicus
California bulrush
Despite the name, Schoenoplectus californicus doesn't grow only in California. On the contrary, this tall california bulrush occurs in wetlands across all of southern North America, as well as South America. It's a vigorous grower that produces flowers from spring to summer, and it's often used to prevent soil erosion.
Common clubrush
Schoenoplectus lacustris
Common clubrush
The common clubrush (Schoenoplectus lacustris) grows in freshwater areas in Europe and neighboring regions of Asia and North Africa. Its leaves can be as high as 1 m.
Hardstem tule
Schoenoplectus acutus
Hardstem tule
Hardstem tule (Schoenoplectus acutus) is a large species of sedge that grows in marshes, mountain meadows, wet grasslands, and plains grasslands of North America, often forming monocultures in its marsh habitats. Hardstem tule has an important ecological role at shorelines, as it helps buffer against wind and water, fighting erosion.
Sharp clubrush
Schoenoplectus americanus
Sharp clubrush
Sharp clubrush (Schoenoplectus americanus) is a very useful grass that has been used by various Native American peoples for basket and hat weaving. It is a salt-tolerant wetland species that is very effective at revegetating these saline habitats. This useful plant is an important food source for muskrats and snow geese.
Streambank bulrush
Schoenoplectus triqueter
Streambank bulrush
The Dreikantige Teichbinse grows as a perennial herbaceous plant and reaches stature heights of 50 to 120, rarely up to 150 centimeters. It forms relatively long, 2 to 5 mm thick shoots. The stem is sharp triangular, fairly soft and light to dark green.
Common three-square
Schoenoplectus pungens
Common three-square
Schoenoplectus pungens is a long-lived perennial herb up to 1.5 m tall. The foliage is dark green, rough and dense. The small flowers are grouped in dense spikelets, with of 1–7 spikelets on each stem. The seeds are brown. It is closely related to S. americanus, and many S. pungens specimens have long been misidentified as S. americanus.
Swaying bulrush
Schoenoplectus subterminalis
Swaying bulrush
It is a perennial herb forming mats or tufts of very narrow cylindrical stems easily exceeding one meter long. There is a rhizome and sometimes tubers grow on it. When the plant grows in water only the inflorescences and the tips of the leaf blades break the surface. The inflorescence is generally a single cone-shaped spikelet at the end of the stem accompanied by a stiff, stemlike bract.
Torrey's bulrush
Schoenoplectus torreyi
Torrey's bulrush
The cosmopolitan, grass-like torrey's bulrush plants tend to flourish in damp conditions, often being found close to or in standing water. These evergreen perennials are popularly used for ponds or water gardens, providing shelter and a food source for wildfowl. Traditionally, some species were woven into baskets, mats, and even homes.
Schoenoplectus scirpoides
Schoenoplectus scirpoides
Schoenoplectus scirpoides
The cosmopolitan, grass-like schoenoplectus scirpoides plants tend to flourish in damp conditions, often being found close to or in standing water. These evergreen perennials are popularly used for ponds or water gardens, providing shelter and a food source for wildfowl. Traditionally, some species were woven into baskets, mats, and even homes.
popular genus

More Popular Genus

Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
close
product icon
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants and unlimited guides at your fingertips...
Your Ultimate Guide to Plants
Identify grow and nurture the better way!
product icon
17,000 local species +400,000 global species studied
product icon
Nearly 5 years of research
product icon
80+ scholars in botany and gardening
ad
ad
Botanist in your pocket
Scan the QR code with your phone camera to download the app
About
Key Facts
Distribution
All Species
More Genus
Bulrush
Bulrush
Bulrush
Bulrush
Bulrush
Bulrush
Bulrush
Schoenoplectus
Also known as: Tule
The cosmopolitan, grass-like bulrush plants tend to flourish in damp conditions, often being found close to or in standing water. These evergreen perennials are popularly used for ponds or water gardens, providing shelter and a food source for wildfowl. Traditionally, some species were woven into baskets, mats, and even homes.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
info

Key Facts About Bulrush

Attributes of Bulrush

Flower Color
White
Yellow
Brown
Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Bulrush

distribution

Distribution of Bulrush

Distribution Map of Bulrush

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
species

Exploring the Bulrush Plants

8 most common species:
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Softstem bulrush
The softstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani) is a sedge found in or near water in many places around the world. It provides nesting cover for waterbirds and food for muskrats. It is useful for erosion control and habitat restoration. Indigenous tribes wove the leaves and stalks into bags and fine mats.
Schoenoplectus californicus
California bulrush
Despite the name, Schoenoplectus californicus doesn't grow only in California. On the contrary, this tall california bulrush occurs in wetlands across all of southern North America, as well as South America. It's a vigorous grower that produces flowers from spring to summer, and it's often used to prevent soil erosion.
Schoenoplectus lacustris
Common clubrush
The common clubrush (Schoenoplectus lacustris) grows in freshwater areas in Europe and neighboring regions of Asia and North Africa. Its leaves can be as high as 1 m.
Schoenoplectus acutus
Hardstem tule
Hardstem tule (Schoenoplectus acutus) is a large species of sedge that grows in marshes, mountain meadows, wet grasslands, and plains grasslands of North America, often forming monocultures in its marsh habitats. Hardstem tule has an important ecological role at shorelines, as it helps buffer against wind and water, fighting erosion.
Show More Species

All Species of Bulrush

popular genus

More Popular Genus

Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
product icon close
Your Ultimate Guide to Plants
Identify grow and nurture the better way!
product icon
17,000 local species +400,000 global species studied
product icon
Nearly 5 years of research
product icon
80+ scholars in botany and gardening
ad
product icon close
Continue reading in our app - it's better
A database of 400000+ plants
unlimited guides at your fingertips...
Cookie Management Tool
In addition to managing cookies through your browser or device, you can change your cookie settings below.
Necessary Cookies
Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.
Analytical Cookies
Analytical cookies help us to improve our application/website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.
Cookie Name Source Purpose Lifespan
_ga Google Analytics These cookies are set because of our use of Google Analytics. They are used to collect information about your use of our application/website. The cookies collect specific information, such as your IP address, data related to your device and other information about your use of the application/website. Please note that the data processing is essentially carried out by Google LLC and Google may use your data collected by the cookies for own purposes, e.g. profiling and will combine it with other data such as your Google Account. For more information about how Google processes your data and Google’s approach to privacy as well as implemented safeguards for your data, please see here. 1 Year
_pta PictureThis Analytics We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience. 1 Year
Cookie Name
_ga
Source
Google Analytics
Purpose
These cookies are set because of our use of Google Analytics. They are used to collect information about your use of our application/website. The cookies collect specific information, such as your IP address, data related to your device and other information about your use of the application/website. Please note that the data processing is essentially carried out by Google LLC and Google may use your data collected by the cookies for own purposes, e.g. profiling and will combine it with other data such as your Google Account. For more information about how Google processes your data and Google’s approach to privacy as well as implemented safeguards for your data, please see here.
Lifespan
1 Year

Cookie Name
_pta
Source
PictureThis Analytics
Purpose
We use these cookies to collect information about how you use our site, monitor site performance, and improve our site performance, our services, and your experience.
Lifespan
1 Year
Marketing Cookies
Marketing cookies are used by advertising companies to serve ads that are relevant to your interests.
Cookie Name Source Purpose Lifespan
_fbp Facebook Pixel A conversion pixel tracking that we use for retargeting campaigns. Learn more here. 1 Year
_adj Adjust This cookie provides mobile analytics and attribution services that enable us to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, certain events and actions within the Application. Learn more here. 1 Year
Cookie Name
_fbp
Source
Facebook Pixel
Purpose
A conversion pixel tracking that we use for retargeting campaigns. Learn more here.
Lifespan
1 Year

Cookie Name
_adj
Source
Adjust
Purpose
This cookie provides mobile analytics and attribution services that enable us to measure and analyze the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, certain events and actions within the Application. Learn more here.
Lifespan
1 Year
This page looks better in the app
Open