Photo credit: Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. Soft stemmed bulrush is a wetland species. Good choice for wetland restorations and erosion control.
Scirpus validus is a wetland plant naturally found in marshes, wet meadows, and along streams and lakes. The gracefully arching foliage makes this a good choice for ornamental water gardens, as well.
For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SCTA2