It is a water plant for association with the taller sedges, Bulrush, and bolder water-side plants.
Bulrush (Scirpus) - Sedge-like plants fringing lakes and ponds.
It is one of the boldest and handsomest of hardy grasses for the margins of artificial water or streams, associated with such things as the Typhas, Acorus, Bulrush, and Water Dock.
I, Flower of true bulrush (Scirpus lacustris).
The meaner sort are covered with mats which they make of a kind of bulrush, and are also indifferently tight and warm, but not so good as the former....
3, the true bulrush, occurs in lakes, ditches and marshes; it has a spongy, green, cylindrical stem, reaching nearly an inch in thickness and 1 to 8 ft.