Taxon  Report   13233 
Calliscirpus criniger  (A. Gray) C.N. Gilmour, J.R. Starr, & Naczi
Cotton grass
Calliscirpus criniger
© 2011 Steven Perry
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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
Genus: Calliscirpus
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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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
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Sep 18, 2018).

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