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Isolepis cernua  (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
Low bulrush
Isolepis cernua is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Scirpus cernuus
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Genus: Isolepis
Family: Cyperaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh

Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, Northern Coastal Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSScirpus cernuus ssp. californicus
JEF + PLANTSScirpus cernuus var. californicus
JEF + PLANTSScirpus cernuus
Information about  Isolepis cernua from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ISCE)

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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/05/2022).