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Bolboschoenus novae-angliae (Britton) S.G. Smith. New England Bulrush. Phen: Late Jun-Jul; Jul-Sep. Hab: Fresh to brackish (oligohaline) tidal marshes, ditches. Dist: ME to NC (or GA?).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Probably originating as a hybrid derivative of Bolboschoenus fluviatilis and B. robustus, but its distinctiveness and ecological behavior suggest that it should be treated as a species; see Schuyler (1975) and Cronquist (1991) for additional discussion.

Synonymy: = FNA23, NE, NY, Va; = n/a – RAB; = Schoenoplectus novae-angliae (Britton) M.T.Strong – K3, K4, Strong (1994); = Scirpus cylindricus (Torr.) Britton – C, K1, illegitimate name; = Scirpus novae-angliae Britton – Tat; = Scirpus robustus Pursh var. novae-angliae (Britton) Beetle – G; >< Scirpus maritimus L. var. fernaldii (E.P.Bicknell) Beetle – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (name change)

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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