Taxon  Report   3599    
Fimbristylis thermalis  S. Watson
Hot springs fimbristylis,  Hot springs fimbry
Fimbristylis thermalis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America, Arizona, Nevada.
also called Fimbristylis spadicea
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Fimbristylis
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh, springs, meadows

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scirpus spadiceus
CNPS + PLANTS: Fimbristylis spadicea
More information about  Fimbristylis thermalis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Feb 17, 2019).