Tule Rush, Scirpus acutus Bigelow var. occidentalis (S. Watson) Beetle., native
- a monocot in the Cyperaceae family -
Tule rushes grow in large colonies in damp soil.
This colony is located on the southwest perimeter of the Preserve.
Tule Rushes used to cover the valley floor and made navigating the river, creeks and streams difficult for early settlers.tule rush in flower
It is unfortunate that most of the tule rushes on the Preserve have been eradicated by the spraying of herbices along the natural waterways and ditches. This is due to the fact that natural waterways are commonly used as irrigation water canals and must be kept clear of "debris."
A Multipurpose Plant of the California Indians
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