Scirpus maritimus, Bolboschoenus maritimus, Scirpus tuberosus,
Cosmopolitan bulrush, Prairie Rush, Sea Clubrush, Alkalai bulrush,
Hebrew: אגמון ימי, Arabic: الديس البحري

Scientific name:  Scirpus maritimus L.
Synonym name:  Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla, Scirpus tuberosus Desf.
Common name:  Cosmopolitan bulrush, Prairie Rush, Sea Clubrush, Alkalai bulrush
Hebrew name:  אגמון ימי
Plant Family:  Cyperaceae, גמאיים

Scirpus maritimus, Bolboschoenus maritimus, Scirpus tuberosus,Cosmopolitan bulrush, Prairie Rush, Sea Clubrush, Alkalai bulrush, אגמון ימי ,الديس البحري
Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool

Life form:  Helophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Brown
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:   Perenating

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Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool


Derivation of the botanical name:
Scirpus, the Latin name for "bulrush".
maritimus, maritim, "of the sea"; on the sea-coast
Bolboschoenus, Greek bolbos, a bulb; schoenos, a rush, reed, in reference to the presence of corms.
tuberosus, producing tubers, or swollen into a tuber.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Palla is used to indicate Eduard Palla (1864 – 1922), an Austrian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Desf. is used to indicate René Louiche Desfontaines (1750 – 1833), a French botanist.
Scirpus maritimus has a triangular stem; the Scirpus sp. Cordgrass stems are round, spongy and hollow.
Most Scirpus maritimus has three rows of leaves, and sheaths with united edges (vs. overlapping sheaths of grasses). Scirpus maritimus inflorescence is an open umbel, cluster of spikelets or solitary spikelet.

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Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool