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see sedgesedge,
common name for members of the Cyperaceae, a family of grasslike and rushlike herbs found in all parts of the world, especially in marshes of subarctic and temperate zones.
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(Scirpus), a genus of perennial, rarely annual, plants of the family Cyperaceae. The flowers are bisexual, in spikelets, gathered into umbrelled paniculate or capitate inflorescences. There are usually six perianth bristles; however, sometimes they are absent. There are two or three stigmas. More than 250 species are found throughout the world. In the USSR there are approximately 20 species, growing in damp places and in water. The great bulrush (Scirpus lacustris), which often makes up vast thickets, forms peat. Its stalks, measuring up to 2.5 m in height, are used to weave various articles. They are also used as material for packing, heat insulation, and construction. The stalks are eaten by muskrats and water rats. The species S. sylvaticus is fed as hay to cattle; its young shoots are a favorite food of deer. The species S. gracilis (native to India) and S. prolifer (native to Africa and Australia) are cultivated as ornamentals. The genera Holoschoenus and Dichostylis, which are distributed in the moderately warm regions of Eurasia, are sometimes considered as the genus Scirpus. Plants of the genus Phragmites of the family Gramineae are often incorrectly called bulrush.



1. a grasslike cyperaceous marsh plant, Scirpus lacustris, used for making mats, chair seats, etc.
2. a popular name for reed mace (sense 1): the name derived from Alma-Tadema's painting of the finding of the infant Moses in the "bulrushes" — actually reed mace
3. a biblical word for papyrus (the plant)
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It consumed much of the vegetation on nearby slopes and dried bulrush and cattail stems and thatch in the marsh.
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The primary focus of BFA will be on guiding the responsible selection and harvesting of feedstocks such as sugar cane, corn, bulrush and switchgrass used to make plastics from agricultural materials.
We do our best to bring all the important, particularly the traditional products like nagra, kolapuri traditional slippers, world-renowned Faisalabad textile from major cities of Pakistan, including silk for wedding dresses, ready-to-wear hand-made clothes from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which Pathan ladies wear, leather products, hand-made carpets and the handicrafts made of bulrush sticks from the plant that grows abundantly only in Pakistan.
The authors have, for decades, taught courses on locating and preparing local plants: this pairs recipes with insights on plant properties and provides a peppering international dishes that use the plants, from Softstem Bulrush to Black Locust Flower Fritters.