Scirpus californicus

  • Scirpus californicus  California tule
California tule

This bulrush grows 6 to 12 feet tall each year. It runs creating a thicket and can be cut and woven into a boat if needed.  It can be grown in water on the edge of a pond or stream, in water pots to contain it, or in the garden with adequate water. Native to marshes it is a striking plant, not for the faint of heart. Bay Area native.