Scientific Name: Schoenoplectella tabernae-montani
Description: Green onion on steroids is what they look like, but really they’re tall native bulrushes.
Cultural Uses: Used to make quick temporary mats as well as to be layered to soften bedding.
Landscape Uses and Care: Looks great in water features and has few pests. Full sun with moderate water is best.
Additional Information: Don’t be confused! It’s not the rush you see growing in numerous wetlands like Kawainui. That one is S. californicus, an invasive rush that outcompetes native plants and chokes out wetlands, restricting the foraging range of endangered wetland birds.Akaakai