Calflora
Taxon  Report   10360    
Schoenoplectus subterminalis  (Torr.) Soják
Swaying bulrush
Schoenoplectus subterminalis
© 2013 Sierra Pacific Industries
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Schoenoplectus subterminalis
© 2007 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Schoenoplectus subterminalis
© 1996 Dean Wm. Taylor
Schoenoplectus subterminalis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Scirpus subterminalis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Schoenoplectus subterminalis
© 2013 Sierra Pacific Industries
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: lake-margins, edges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Scirpus subterminalis
More information about  Schoenoplectus subterminalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SCSU10)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2018).

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