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The Northeastern Bulrush (Scirpus ancistrochaetus) is a leafy, perennial bulrush related to the Sedge family. It is a wetland plant that grows in shallow water beside beaver ponds, sand plain depressions, backwater ponds in river floodplains, boggy marshes and in the south, around the edges of sinkhole ponds. A tall plant, growing to a height of 3.94ft (1.2 meters), its leaves are less than half an inch wide. The Northeastern Bulrush has short, woody underground rootstock (rhizome) from which a flower stem rises in mid-June to mid-July.