Schoenoplectus robustus
sturdy bulrush

Schoenoplectus robustus
Schoenoplectus robustus
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Schoenoplectus robustus
Common name: sturdy bulrush, salt marsh bulrush
Group: monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Growth type: graminoid
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: up to 3.5'
Flower: 3 or more spikelets covered in brown scales
Flowering time: blooms and fruits late June to October
Habitat: saline water of tidal marshes and flats
Range in New Jersey: throughout the entire coast strip and Delaware Bayshore
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc.: A food source for muskrat, ducks, geese, and other waterfowl. Also provides cover to nesting birds.

For more information on S. robustus, see the USDA plant guide.