hardstem bulrush

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Noun1.hardstem bulrush - widely distributed North American sedge having rigid olive green stems
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
genus Scirpus, Scirpus - rhizomatous perennial grasslike herbs
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Outside remote lakes and private ponds that lack fishing pressure, prime big-bluegill fisheries contain limited areas of optimal spawning habitat--often hard bottom, sand/rubble shallow flats peppered with hardstem bulrush and a variety of other plant species.
The riparian community is composed primarily of cottonwood (Populus angustifolia) and Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), while heavy patches of hardstem bulrush (Scirpus acutus) grow around the perimeter of the wetland.
At each point, we recorded the hydrology/substrate (flowing water, standing water, saturated mud, firm mud, dry wetland), water depth and dominant vegetation using nine broad vegetation groups: cattails (Typhaceae), cutgrass (Leersia oryzoides), forbs, hardstem bulrush (Scirpus acutus), Himalayan blackberry (Rubus discolor), other grasses (Poaceae), other sedges (Cyperaceae), rushes (Juncaceae) and willows (Salix spp.