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Sea Club-rush

Bolboschoenus maritimus

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Cyperaceae (Cyperus)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Unstalked egg-shaped spikelets, reddish-brown, leaf-like bracts much longer than flowerheads.
Fruit:
Brown 3-angled, oval nutlet.
Leaves:
Keeled grass-like leaves, often with rough edges.
Maximum Size:
120cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The tubers, shoots and nutlets are all edible. The nutlets are very hard to chew when raw so they are normally roasted.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Alkali Bulrush, Bayonet Grass, Cosmopolitan Bulrush, Saltmarsh Bulrush.
Habitats:
Seaside, wetland.