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Prefers 0 - 12 inches. Species tolerates early seasonal flooding.
Fruits are eaten by waterfowl. Also provides food for sora and yellow rails,
swamp and tree sparrows, snipe and other song birds.
Used in upper shoreline zones. Marsh species that forms clumps.
Nutrient Load Tolerance
Flowering Color and Time
May to July
Partial to full sun
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