Bolboschoenus robustus (Pursh) Soják

Photo: Saltmarsh Bulrush

Saltmarsh bulrush

Habitat: Slightly brackish coastal shores, estuaries, marshes. [Tidal wetland (non-forested wetland)]

Photo: Saltmarsh Bulrush Specimen

Range: Nova Scotia to Texas, California

Phenology: Fruiting in mid July through October.

Family: Cyperaceae

Synonyms: Schoenoplectus robustus (Pursh) M.T. Strong; Scirpus maritimus L. var. macrostachyus Michx.; Scirpus robustus Pursh.

Known Distribution in Maine: This rare plant has been documented from a total of 3 town(s) in the following county(ies): Cumberland, Sagadahoc, York.

Photo: Saltmarsh Bulrush

Reason(s) for rarity: Habitat is scarce.

Conservation considerations: Alteration of hydrology to brackish shores and marshes may be detrimental to populations.