Calflora
Taxon  Report   4797    
Lilaea scilloides  (Poir.) Hauman  
(no longer an active name)
Awl leaf lilaea,  Flowering quillwort
Lilaea scilloides
© 2011 Hattie Brown
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lilaea scilloides, a monocot, is an annual herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Lilaea scilloides
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: JUNCAGINACEAE  
Genus: Lilaea
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Triglochin scilloides

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lilaea subulata
PLANTS: Triglochin scilloides
NOTE: Lilaea scilloides is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lilaea scilloides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LISC4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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 14, 2018).

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