Taxon  Report   9608    
Isolepis carinata  Hook. & Arn. ex Torr.
Keeled bulrush
Isolepis carinata
© 2009 Doreen L. Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Isolepis carinata
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Isolepis carinata
© 2007 Janell Hillman
Isolepis carinata, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Isolepis carinata
© 2015 Robert Sikora
Genus: Isolepis
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: Isolepis koilolepis
PLANTS: Scirpus carinatus
ICPN + PLANTS: Scirpus koilolepis
More information about  Isolepis carinata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (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:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).