Taxon  Report   7403    
Scirpus pungens  Vahl  
(no longer an active name)
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Scirpus pungens
© 2004 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Scirpus pungens, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Scirpus pungens
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Scirpus
Communities: wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

PLANTS accepted name:
Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens

ICPN accepted name:
Schoenoplectus pungens

ICPN accepted name:
Schoenoplectus pungens var. longispicatus

NOTE: Scirpus pungens is no longer an active name.
More information about  Scirpus pungens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 16, 2019).