Schoenoplectus heterochaetus is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family known by the common name slender bulrush. It is native to North America, where it can be found in scattered locations in Canada and the United States.
Schoenoplectus heterochaetus grows in a variety of wetland habitat types, including marshes and lakes. It grows on land or in shallow water. It is a perennial herb growing from a large rhizome system. Its cylindrical stems grow erect to maximum heights sometimes exceeding two meters. The leaves are mostly located at the base of the stem, sheathing around it. The inflorescence is a panicle of many cone-shaped spikelets on long, thin branches.
- Schoenoplectus heterochaetus syn. Scirpus heterochaetus from Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 1: 332.
- Flora of North America, Vol. 23 Page 49, Schoenoplectus heterochaetus (Chase) Soják, Cas. Nár. Mus., Odd. Prír. 140: 127. 1972.
- USDA Plants Profile
- Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map
- Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
- Rothrock, P.E. (2009). Sedges of Indiana and adjacent states: the non-Carex species: 1-271. Indiana Academy of Sciences.
- Jepson Manual Treatment
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