Calflora
Taxon  Report   1141    
Brasenia schreberi  J. F. Gmel.
Watershield
Brasenia schreberi
© 2014 Kirsten Bovee
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Brasenia schreberi
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Brasenia schreberi
© 2014 Aaron E. Sims and CNPS
Brasenia schreberi, a dicot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Brasenia schreberi
© 2012 David popp
Family: CABOMBACEAE  
Genus: Brasenia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Brasenia peltata
ICPN: Brasenia purpurea
ICPN: Cabomba peltata
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More information about  Brasenia schreberi
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BRSC)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).