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Southern bulrush produces rhizomes (0.5 inches in diameter) and culms with nearly flat sides. Stems can be as tall as 12 feet. Leaves are basal and approximately 1/6 the length of the culm. Inflorescences are branched and made up of hundreds of spikelets. Fruiting occurs from spring to summer.
Plants live in brackish or fresh marshes or along moist shores. They are often observed as emergent in water.