Green Bulrush

(Scirpus atrovirens) This is a plant with grass-like stems that grows up to 4 1/2 ft.  The terminal inflorescence contains many spikelets that are crowded into dense, nearly spherical heads. There are 3 or more spreading leafy bracts underneath this inflorescence. The characteristics of the leafy bracts are similar to those of the leaf blades. This plant is often found in wetland habitats that are somewhat degraded. This plant does best growing in: wet to moist black soil/clay, woodlands, marshes, seeps, sedge meadows, low areas along ponds and rivers, and drainage ditches.