A large number of grass-like species fall into this plant category. Able to grow in a variety of aquatic conditions they form large colonies. Rushes are often seen as tall, leafless stems. Stems can be round, triangular or blade-like.
Ducks and other wildlife use rushes as a food source. Seeds or flowers are found on the stem tips, usually in clumps. Plants can range from a few inches tall to 10′.
Numerous benefits for aquatic life and tends to stay compact and dense. Chemical control methods are effective when necessary.