SCIENTIFIC NAME: Scirpus pungens (Schoenoplectus pungens)
COMMON NAMES: Chairmaker's Rush. Three-square, Common Three-square, American Three-square, American Bulrush, Three-square Bulrush, Common Three-square, Sharp Clubrush, Basket Grass, Lakeshore Bulrush
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct
- Insects that feed on plant include a leaf beetle & the culm-boring larvae of three Crambid moths.
- The seeds/seedheads of this plant are an important source of food for many wetland birds, including ducks, geese, rails, & some granivorous songbirds.
- Like cattails & bulrushes this plant provides suitable cover, foraging, & nesting habitat for wetland birds including Marsh Wren, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Canvasback, Ruddy Duck, American Bittern, Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Moorhen, & Wilson's Snipe.
- Muskrats feed on the rootstocks & aerial stems of these plants.