hardstem bulrush

Schoenoplectus acutus

ther fruit for this palnt develops in the summer the mature achenes seeds dropping off individually leaving the persistent scales behind. 2

Schoenoplectus acutus (syn. Scirpus acutus, Schoenoplectus lacustris, Scirpus lacustris subsp. acutus), called tule /ˈtuːliː/, common tule, hardstem tule, tule rush, hardstem bulrush, or viscid bulrush, is a giant species of sedge in the plant family Cyperaceae, native to freshwater marshes all over North America. The common name derives from the Nāhuatl word tōllin , and was first applied by the early settlers from New

Schoenoplectus acutus
I picked this plant because I like how it looks and it’s a pretty plant.
The spikes branching cluster at the top of the stem, usually open sometimes compact with 3 to 40 spikeletes.
Male and female parts each with a 2 – parted style and subtended by a sinlge scale.
3 or 4 leaves are hear the base of the stem only the upper 1 or 2 may have a blade longer than the sheath.
The fruit for this plant develops in the summer the mature achenes seeds dropping off individually leaving the persistent scales behind.
This plant is 5 feet deep on a lake and pond margins , and may form dense stands
The plant has like 3 leaves on it ther habiat is fens , shores of rivers or lakes.
The stems were used in making shoes and clothing , baskets, mats and mattresses and temporary shelters.
This plant the native use a lot and it comes from a family called cyperaceace and fresh water all over north america.
The first planted was in new spain who recognized the marsh plants in the central valley pf california as smiliar to those in the marshes around mexico city.
Tules once lined the shore s of tulare lake california, formerly the largest
freshwater lake in the western united states until it was drained by land speculators the 20th century.
Before the salish got horses for bison hunting , they lived in tents covered with sewed mats of tules.

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  1. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/7457894@N04/1527128096
  2. Adapted by tisdrn from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoenoplectus_acutus

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