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Indigenous Plants Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Bolboschoenus medianus Synonym(s): Scirpus medianus|
|Common Name:||Marsh Club Sedge , Marsh Club Rush , Purua grass|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Indigenous Plant Use, May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse, Aquatic|
|Indigenous Plant Use:||Edible root tubers that Aboriginal people roast and then pound between stones before baking into starchy cakes. The root tubers are about the size of walnuts, with a very hard outer cover.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly|
Sandy, Clay, Moist, Well Drained, Aquatic
|2 x 1.5 m|
|Foliage:||Flat dark green, grass-like|
|Flowers:||October-April, Red-brown bracts|
|It is a fast growing riparian plant that prefers damp soil along the river margins and banks. It helps prevent erosion of riverbanks, as well as providing important habitat for small animals.|