Schoenoplectus acutus var. occidentalis

Schoenoplectus acutus var. occidentalis

common tule



  • Thick stems ½ to 1 inch around that can reach 10 to 15 feet in height
  • Grows on stream sides in marshes or wetlands, but will not tolerate long periods of deep water
  • Good for stabilizing banks
  • Grows from seeds and rhizomes
  • Will resprout after a fire
  • Found in all sections

Chabot RP, Martinez


1 gallon, long 1 gallon

bloom season Aug
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Coastal scrub
growth habit Creeping
sun Full Sun
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Jul
water Mod
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
habitat Riparian
bloom season Sep
soil Wetland

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