syn: Scirpus americanus
Three-square is frequently found growing in fresh water to brackish marshes along the peninsula, central and western panhandle of Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). Scirpuspungens occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands.
The entire plant is eaten by geese and muskrats. Three-square is bulrush sedge. stems sharply triangular, to 3 ft. tall; leafblades very few, to 8 in. long, strongly folded; inflorescence a cluster of 1-5 brown spikelets, at stem tip (but looks like on the side of the stem); bract as in other species: appears as a continuation of the stem above the inflorescence, to 5 in. long; spikelets cone-shaped, brown, to 3/4 in.
Minimum quantity for “Bulrush, Three-Square or Schoenoplectus americanus Bog Plant” is 6.