Calflora
Taxon  Report   13233    
Calliscirpus criniger  (A. Gray) C.N. Gilmour, J.R. Starr, & Naczi
Cotton grass
Calliscirpus criniger
© 2011 Steven Perry
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calliscirpus criniger
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Calliscirpus criniger
© 2008 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
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.

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Calliscirpus criniger
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Calliscirpus
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scirpus criniger
ICPN + PLANTS: Eriophorum crinigerum
More information about  Calliscirpus criniger
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

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 18, 2018).