Calflora
Taxon  Report   11419    
Bolboschoenus fluviatilis  (Torr.) Soják
River bulrush
Bolboschoenus fluviatilis
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Bolboschoenus fluviatilis
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Bolboschoenus fluviatilis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bolboschoenus fluviatilis
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Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Bolboschoenus
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bolboschoenus maritimus ssp. fluviatilis
PLANTS: Scirpus maritimus var. fluviatilis
ICPN + PLANTS: Schoenoplectus fluviatilis
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More information about  Bolboschoenus fluviatilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SCFL11)

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 16, 2018).