A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Cyperaceae

Scientific Name

Bolboschoenus maritimus

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Common Name 

seacoast bulrush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

BM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Bolboschoenus robustus

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Common Name 

sturdy bulrush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

BM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Carex lyngbyei

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Common Name 

Lyngbye's sedge

Close-up 

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Status

N, C

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

BM, SM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Carex obnupta

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Common Name 

slough sedge

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Carex pansa

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Common Name 

sand-dune sedge

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Cyperus eragrostis

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Common Name 

tall flatsedge

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

FM, SW, BM, DM, R

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Eleocharis macrostachya

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Common Name 

common spikerush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Eleocharis pachycarpa

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Common Name 

broad-fruit spikerush

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Eleocharis parvula

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Common Name 

small spikerush

Close-up 

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Status

N, C

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Schoenoplectus acutus var. occidentalis

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Common Name 

hard-stemmed tule

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

FM, BM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Schoenoplectus americanus

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Common Name 

bulrush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

FM, BM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Schoenoplectus pungens var. longispicatus

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Common Name 

three-square

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

FM, BM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Scirpus cernuus

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Common Name 

low clubrush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, FM, BM, SM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Scirpus microcarpus

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Common Name 

small-fruited bulrush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

FM, RF

Other

N/A

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Status: Conservation concern (C); Exotic (E); Invasive (I); California Native (N) 

Habitat: Dune mat (DM), Dune scrub (DS), Dune swale (SW), Coniferous dune forest (CDF), Riparian forest (RF), Freshwater marsh (FM), Freshwater swamp (FS), Freshwater marsh (FM), Open water (OW), Brackish marsh (BM), Salt marsh (SM), Mudflat (MF) Agricultural wetland (AW).

* This vascular plant list for Humboldt Bay dunes and wetlands is based on collections made by the authors primarily between 2001 and 2008.

 

Please email comments, corrections, or proposed additions to andrea_pickart@fws.gov.

 

Nomenclature follows the Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, Second edition (U.C. Press 2012).