Taxon  Report   10427 
Trichophorum pumilum  (Vahl) Schinz & Thell.
Rolland's bulrush
Trichophorum pumilum
© 2012 Dylan Neubauer
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Trichophorum pumilum
© 2016 Dean Wm. Taylor
Trichophorum pumilum
© 2016 Steve Matson
Trichophorum pumilum, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Scirpus pumilus
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Trichophorum pumilum
© 2017 Neal Kramer
Genus: Trichophorum
Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Baeothryon pumilum
PLANTS: Scirpus pumilus ssp. rollandii
PLANTS: Scirpus pumilus var. rollandii
PLANTS: Scirpus rollandii
PLANTS: Trichophorum pumilum ssp. rollandii
PLANTS: Trichophorum pumilum var. rollandii
PLANTS: Trichophorum rollandii
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Scirpus pumilus
More information about  Trichophorum pumilum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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:   (Accessed: Sep 24, 2018).

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