Calflora
Taxon  Report   1225 
Bulbostylis capillaris  (L.) C. B. Clarke
Thread leaf beakseed,  Threadleaf beakseed
Bulbostylis capillaris
© 2011 Ryan Batten
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Bulbostylis capillaris
© 2003 Steve Matson
Bulbostylis capillaris, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Bulbostylis capillaris
© 1997 Dean Wm. Taylor
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Bulbostylis
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris
More information about  Bulbostylis capillaris
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BUCA2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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: Sep 20, 2018).

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