Species: S. cyperines
- Consists of a clump of low vegetative shoots, from which arises one or more flowering stalks about 3-5' tall.
- The stout culms of the flowering stalks are unbranched, bluntly 3-angled or terete (round in cross-section), medium green and glabrous.
- Each culm has 5-9 alternate leaves along its length. The blades of the leaves are up to 12 mm across and 2 in long.
- Wool-grass is a bulrush sedge
- Stems are erect
- Found growing in marshes, swamps, and ponds
- Blooms from summer to fall
- grow in dense clumps in saturated or boggy soils with partial shade
- shallow water is tolerated
- several leaf beetles and caterpillars feed on the foliage of the wool-grass
- Wool grass are an important source of food and cover to many vertebrate animals such as, ducks, geese, many species of bird, muskrats.