Scirpus acutus var. occidentalis

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Species Name: Scirpus acutus ssp. occidentalis
Common Name: Tule

Tule is native to the LA Basin and an important habitat source for wildlife and waterfowl. Recommended for water features, freshwater marshes, streambanks.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 10' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Tall, grass-like, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California except Deserts
Natural Habitat: Marshes, lakes, streambanks from 7800'

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.