Chairmaker's Rush (Scirpus pungens)
Chairmaker's Rush has an aggressive, creeping rhizomatous root system and therefore may not be suitable for small landscape plantings, but, it is an excellent choice where shoreline stabalization and erosion control is needed. Wetland Restoration and Stormwater Management plans will often call for Scirpus pungens. Plants can withstand emergent situations for a lengthy period. The seeds are readily consumed by ducks, and geese and muskrats will eat the roots.
Sun Exposure - Full
Soil Moisture - Wet, Medium-Wet
Height - 4 feet
Bloom Time - June, July, August, September, October
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.