Scientific Name: Scirpus cyperinus
Common Name: woolgrass
Family Name: Cyperaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Stiffly upright, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Fall interest, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Bog
Leaves: Simple, Grass-like, Alternate, Basal, Parallel venation, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, Green, Brown, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Achene, Dark-red, Brown, Aug-Sep, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal and then alternating up flowering stem, grass-like, up to 1m long x 12mm wide; flowers, small and not showy, in umbel-like inflorescence; fruit woolly, reddish brown achenes in arching umbels.