Calflora
Taxon  Report   10798    
Bolboschoenus robustus  (Pursh) Soják
Sturdy bullrush
Bolboschoenus robustus
© 2013 James Gonsman
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Bolboschoenus robustus
© 2004 Steve Matson
Bolboschoenus robustus
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Bolboschoenus robustus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bolboschoenus robustus
© 2004 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Bolboschoenus
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Salt Marsh, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scirpus maritimus var. agonus
PLANTS: Scirpus maritimus var. macrostachyus
ICPN + PLANTS: Schoenoplectus robustus
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More information about  Bolboschoenus robustus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SCRO5)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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