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Scirpus nevadensis - S.Watson.
                 
Common Name Nevada Bulrush
Family Cyperaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Moist or wet alkaline sites in deserts or semi-deserts[60]. Sunny, saline, often alkaline, seasonally wet places at elevations of 400 - 2400 metres[270].
Range Western N. America - California to Canada.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Scirpus nevadensis Nevada Bulrush


Scirpus nevadensis Nevada Bulrush
   
Physical Characteristics
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Scirpus nevadensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). The seeds ripen from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Pond; Bog Garden;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[46, 61, 105, 161, 177, 257]. Rich in starch. It is usually peeled before being eaten[257].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Weaving.

The stems have been woven into mats and used like blankets[257].
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any wet to moisture retentive ground, pond margins and shallow water in full sun or shade[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in a pot standing in 3cm of water. Only just cover the seed with soil[200]. The seed usually germinates fairly quickly. Prick out the plants when large enough to handle and plant out in their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Scirpus cyperinusWoolly Grass Bulrush, Woolgrass10
Scirpus fluviatilisRiver Bulrush21
Scirpus lacustrisBulrush31
Scirpus litoralisBulrush00
Scirpus maritimusSeaside Bulrush. Cosmopolitan Bulrush31
Scirpus medianus 00
Scirpus microcarpusPanicled Bulrush31
Scirpus paludosusBayonet Grass20
Scirpus subterminalisWater Bulrush20
Scirpus ternatus 10
Scirpus validusRiver Club-Rush21
Scirpus validus creberSoft-Stem Bulrush21
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