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Schoenoplectus californicus (C.A. Mey.) Soják
Giant bulrush, California bulrush

Schoenoplectus californicus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: United States, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Synonyms: Scirpus californicus.

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Schoenoplectus californicus has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Tree Tops Park Recorded as Present in Error

Schoenoplectus californicus has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Martin County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Palm Beach County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Schoenoplectus californicus has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
River Floodplain Lake
Strand Swamp

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Schoenoplectus californicus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley