Common Rush is a common and useful species. It is excellent for erosion control in wet areas.
It is a major food source for waterfowl, songbirds and small mammals. Provides habitat for amphibians and a spawning areas for fish.
Its rhizomatous nature, nitrogen fixing capabilities, dense root system along with its ability to support numerous beneficial bacteria, make it well suited for wastewater treatment applications.
Found throughout most of the United States and Canada.
Flower Color: Green
Height: 1 to 4 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Hydrology: Mesic to Wet Soils
Bloom Time: June to July
Plant Type: Perennial
Stratification: CM 60 Days