Scirpus californicus

Schoenoplectus californicus, California bulrush

  • Height:   above 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   minute
  • Inflorescence Size:   < 1 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   summer - fall
  • Flower Color:   brown
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   396,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Schoenoplectus californicus

Common Name:California bulrush
a.k.a.: Scirpus californicus

Schoenoplectus californicus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

US Distribution:
Plant Community(s):Freshwater Marsh (note: this has been expanded to include all freshwater wetlands)
Habitat:freshwater-marsh
Family:Cyperaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Butte, ContraCosta, El Dorado, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Marin, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, Shasta, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

Website references on Google

Bloom Months
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