Taxon  Report   7398    
Scirpus microcarpus  J. Presl & C. Presl
Mountain bog bulrush,  Panicled bulrush, Small fruited bulrush
Scirpus microcarpus
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Scirpus microcarpus
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Scirpus microcarpus
© 2011 Steven Perry
Scirpus microcarpus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Scirpus microcarpus
© 2008 Matt Below
Genus: Scirpus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scirpus microcarpus var. longispicatus
PLANTS: Scirpus microcarpus var. rubrotinctus
PLANTS: Scirpus rubrotinctus
More information about  Scirpus microcarpus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).