Taxon  Report   10798 
Bolboschoenus robustus  (Pursh) Soják
Sturdy bullrush
Bolboschoenus robustus
© 2004 Steve Matson
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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 and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bolboschoenus robustus
© 2013 James Gonsman
Genus: Bolboschoenus
Freshwater Wetlands, Coastal Salt Marsh, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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PLANTS: Scirpus maritimus var. agonus
PLANTS: Scirpus maritimus var. macrostachyus
ICPN + PLANTS: Schoenoplectus robustus
ICPN + PLANTS: Scirpus robustus
More information about  Bolboschoenus robustus
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This plant is available commercially.
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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 16, 2018).

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