Taxon  Report   2158 
Cladium californicum  (S. Watson) O'Neill
California sawgrass,  Saw grass
Cladium californicum
© 2005 Trent M. Draper
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Cladium californicum
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Cladium californicum, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Cladium californicum
© 2003 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Cladium
Communities:
Freshwater Wetlands, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cladium mariscus var. californicum
PLANTS: Mariscus californicus
More information about  Cladium californicum
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2016).

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