Taxon  Report   9608 
Isolepis carinata  Hook. & Arn. ex Torr.
Keeled bulrush
Isolepis carinata
© 2015 Robert Sikora
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Isolepis carinata
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Isolepis carinata
© 2007 Janell Hillman
Isolepis carinata, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Isolepis carinata
© 2009 Doreen L. Smith
Genus: Isolepis
Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Isolepis koilolepis
PLANTS: Scirpus carinatus
ICPN + PLANTS: Scirpus koilolepis
More information about  Isolepis carinata
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: Aug 16, 2018).

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