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SCIRPUS PUNGENS | Common Three-Square

  • SCIRPUS PUNGENS | Common Three-Square
  • SCIRPUS PUNGENS | Common Three-Square
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Product Description

Common Three Square (Scirpus Pungens) is a perennial, rhizomatous wetland plant found at low to midland eleveations in standing water of 6 - 10 inches of backwater streams, ponds, resevoirs and lake shorelines . The plants will survive in water up to 3 feet. Generally found in mixed stands with Spike Rush and Baltic Rush. Common Three Square is suitable for erosion control, constructed wetland system applications, wildlife food and cover, wetland restorations and creation improvement of plant diversity in wetland and riparian communities. Dense roots make this an excellent choice for soil stabilization, and above ground biomass provides protection from erosive wave action and stream currents. Waterfowl feed on the seed and use the stands for nesting. Muskrats and beaver will eat the rootstocks and young shoots.

Sun Exposure               Prairie
Soil Moisture Wet, Wet Mesic
Bloom Time


Bloom Color  
Max Height 4 feet
Wetland Code OBL
Germ Code  C(60), D
Seeds Per Ounce   12,000


Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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