Taxon  Report   2439    
Crypsis schoenoides  (L.) Lam.
Swamp grass,  Swamp picklegrass, Swamp pricklegrass
Crypsis schoenoides
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Crypsis schoenoides
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Crypsis schoenoides
© 2009 Keir Morse
Crypsis schoenoides, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Crypsis schoenoides
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Crypsis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sporobolus schoenoides
ICPN + PLANTS: Heleochloa schoenoides
More information about  Crypsis schoenoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Dec 17, 2018).