Calflora
Taxon  Report   13233    
Calliscirpus criniger  (A. Gray) C.N. Gilmour, J.R. Starr, & Naczi
Cotton grass
Calliscirpus criniger, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Eriophorum crinigerum
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Calliscirpus

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Eriophorum crinigerum
JEF: Eriophorum criniger
PLANTS: Scirpus criniger
More information about  Calliscirpus criniger
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 13, 2020).