Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Scirpus hattorianus Makino
Common name(s): mosquito bulrush, early dark-green bulrush
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-leaf blade is 5–9 mm in width
– has thinner leaves than other Scirpus with partition “ribs” across the base of lower leaves
– may be confused with S. atrovirens; see left sidebar on Go Botany webpage
-native to North America
-widely introduced in Japan
Go Botany. “Scirpus Hattorianus Makino.” Scirpus Hattorianus (Mosquito Bulrush): Go Botany, National Science Fooundation, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/scirpus/hattorianus/.
Eric T. Doucette, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Biology, MA College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA (updated Feb 2018)