|Scientific name:||Scirpus lacustris L.|
|Synonym name:||Schoenoplectus lacustris (L.) Palla var. tabernaemontani (C.C.Gmel.) A. & D.Loeve) A. & D.Loeve|
|Common name:||Common Tule, True bulrush, Common Club-rush|
|Hebrew name:||אגמון האגם|
|Arabic name:||الجولان البحيري|
|Leaves:||Alternate, entire, smooth|
|Flowering Period:||April, May, June, July, August, September, October|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Shrub-steppes|
|Chorotype:||Med - Euro-Siberian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Scirpus, the Latin name for "bulrush".
lacustris, lacus, "lake, pond, pool; reservoir, tank", and ustris, ester adjective suffix for nouns: origin or habitat; meaning: growing by lakes or ponds.
The word "Tule" derives from the indigenous Mexican word tullin (Nahuatl=bulrush), and was first applied by the early settlers from New Spain who recognized the marsh plants in the Central Valley of California as similar to those in the marshes around Mexico City.
Comandante Pedro Fages, while hunting for deserters in 1772, discovered a great lake surrounded by marshes and filled with rushes which he named "Los Tules" (the tules).