Taxon  Report   9604    
Schoenoplectus californicus  (C. A. Mey.) Soják
California bulrush
Schoenoplectus californicus
© 2010 Steven Thorsted
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Schoenoplectus californicus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Schoenoplectus californicus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Schoenoplectus californicus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Schoenoplectus californicus
© 2015 Keir Morse
Genus: Schoenoplectus
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Scirpus californicus var. tereticulmis
ICPN + PLANTS: Scirpus californicus
More information about  Schoenoplectus californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 18, 2019).