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Rush - A family of flowering, water-loving plants that resemble grasses.
 
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Cattail and Rush

Creekside along the Bonita Creek channel, Cattails (genus: Typha) - pictured on the left, and rushes (genus: Juncus) - pictured on the right help to steady the bottom during heavy creek flow. They also provide food, nesting material, and nesting sites for birds and smaller mammals.


Be sure to check out Activity 2 - Red-Winged Blackbirds at Home in the Cattails to learn how bids build nests in the wetlands.

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