SCIENTIFIC NAME: Scirpus atrovirens
COMMON NAMES: Dark Green Bulrush, Green Bulrush, Common Bulrush
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug
- A leaf beetle, a weevil, & a billbug feed on Dark Green Bulrush.
- Larvae of leaf-miner moths, two-striped Bulruashes also eaten by Grasshoppers, Long-tailed Meadow Katydid, Short-winged Meadow Katydids, & semi-aquatic leaf beetles & seed bug, Cymus angustatus, plant, bug Teratocoris discolor, & aphids.
- Seeds & seed heads are eaten by numerous species of ducks, rails, & wetland birds.
- Canada Goose & Trumpeter Swan feed on foliage.
- The importance of bulrushes as a food source varies with the species of bulrush and its abundance.
- Muskrats eat the rootstocks & culms, while Meadow Voles occasionally eat the seeds.