graminoid, emergent aquatic, aquatic
June - October
0.6 - 2.0
Highly palatable to cattle, producing forage late in the hot summer period; among the most important wetland plants for attracting upland game birds, songbirds, and waterfowl (ducks).
Found most frequently in the coastal marsh region and less frequently on the margins of streams and in moist places in north-central and eastern Texas to Louisiana and northward to Wisconsin and Virginia. This species ranges southward into Mexico.
Marshes and low waste places, wet soils.