Calflora
Taxon  Report   2158    
Cladium californicum  (S. Watson) O'Neill
California sawgrass,   Saw grass
Cladium californicum, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(55 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: Cyperaceae  
Genus: Cladium

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSCladium mariscus var. californicum
PLANTSMariscus californicus
More information about  Cladium californicum

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/24/2021).