Calflora
Taxon  Report   10359    
Schoenoplectus pungens  (Vahl) Palla
Common threesquare
Schoenoplectus pungens
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Schoenoplectus pungens
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Schoenoplectus pungens
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Schoenoplectus pungens, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Schoenoplectus pungens
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Schoenoplectus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Scirpus pungens
More information about  Schoenoplectus pungens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SCPU10)

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).