Calflora
Taxon  Report   9603 
Schoenoplectus americanus  (Pers.) Volkart ex Schinz & R. Keller
Chairmaker's bulrush
Schoenoplectus americanus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Schoenoplectus americanus
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Schoenoplectus americanus
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Schoenoplectus americanus, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Schoenoplectus americanus
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Schoenoplectus
Communities:
Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Scirpus chilensis
PLANTS: Scirpus conglomeratus
PLANTS: Scirpus olneyi
PLANTS: Scirpus pungens var. longisetus
ICPN + PLANTS: Scirpus americanus
More information about  Schoenoplectus americanus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SCAM6)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2018).

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