Calflora
Taxon  Report   9603    
Schoenoplectus americanus  (Pers.) Volkart ex Schinz & R. Keller
Chairmaker's bulrush
Schoenoplectus americanus
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
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Schoenoplectus americanus
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Schoenoplectus americanus
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Schoenoplectus americanus, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Schoenoplectus americanus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Schoenoplectus
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scirpus chilensis
PLANTS: Scirpus conglomeratus
PLANTS: Scirpus olneyi
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More information about  Schoenoplectus americanus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SCAM6)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).