General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Other: can die back in the north
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Erosion control
Water gardens
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Common Rush
  • Soft Rush
  • Rush
  • Bog Rush

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Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-15
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: February 27, 2023
Soft rush #375; RAB p. 275, 40-1-1;  AG p. 540, 121-1-1, "Classic
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-04-28
Blooms in May

photo by: Dominicus Johannes Bergsma
Location: Aberdeen, NC Pages Lake park
Date: May 2, 2023
Soft rush #375; RAB p. 275, 40-1-1;  AG p. 540, 121-1-1, "Classic
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-06-15
Close up look a round stem
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-06-14
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2017-06-11

Date: c. 1913
illustration from Britton and Brown's 'An illustrated Flora of th
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2014-06-14
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: March 19, 2012
Location: Wichita Art Museum 
Date: 2017-02-03
Bioretention use
Location: Jefferson County, Texas
Date: March 19, 2012
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Comments:
  • Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Jun 4, 2013 9:01 AM concerning plant:
    Can be grown in 4" of standing water. Can help control erosion on stream and pond banks. Will self-seed. Plant in a tub sunk in mud or water to control spread by rhizomes.
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