Calflora
Taxon  Report   9605    
Isolepis cernua  (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
Low bulrush
Isolepis cernua
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Isolepis cernua
© 2002 Margo Bors
Isolepis cernua
© 2009 Doreen L. Smith
Isolepis cernua, 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
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Isolepis cernua
© 2010 Aaron Arthur
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Isolepis
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Freshwater Wetlands, Northern Coastal Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scirpus cernuus ssp. californicus
PLANTS: Scirpus cernuus var. californicus
ICPN + PLANTS: Scirpus cernuus
More information about  Isolepis cernua
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 (ISCE)

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 12, 2018).

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