This Bulrush-species is endemic in Southeast-Europe to East-Asia. It is a very gracefull plant with tall, green, 2-7 mm broad, linear leaves and in summer female flower-spikes starting with a diam. of 4 mm, thickening to 25 mm. The male spike-part on top stays to be thin. This plant is far less invasive that other species and can therefore be planted (in a container for its own) in smaller ponds. The flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and stems are eaten in Asia and diverse medical use is known. The flower-stems taste after sugar-corn. For a spot in sun to light shade and heavy, normal fertile, wet pond-soil to 15 cm deep water. Good winter-hardy.