Calflora
Taxon  Report   10354    
Scheuchzeria palustris  L.
Rannoch rush
Scheuchzeria palustris
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Scheuchzeria palustris, a monocot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Scheuchzeria palustris
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Scheuchzeria palustris ssp. americana
ICPN + CNPS: Scheuchzeria palustris var. americana
More information about  Scheuchzeria palustris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SCPA2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).