Taxon  Report   10360 
Schoenoplectus subterminalis  (Torr.) Soják
Swaying bulrush
Schoenoplectus subterminalis
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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 and 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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Schoenoplectus subterminalis
© 2013 Sierra Pacific Industries
Genus: Schoenoplectus
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: lake-margins, edges
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS
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ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Scirpus subterminalis
More information about  Schoenoplectus subterminalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 17, 2018).

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