Rhynchospora californica
Common Name: California beaked-rush
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP0N060
Full Name: Rhynchospora californica Gale

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Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
  • Blooming Period: May - July
  • Habitat:  
    • Bogs and fens
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • Meadows and seeps (seeps)
    • Marshes and swamps (freshwater)
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences:
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by marsh habitat loss. See Rhodora 46:272-273 (1944) for original description, and Madroño 33(2):150 (1986) for information on BUT Co. collection.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1974-01-01
  • Last Update: 2010-03-15
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 45 - 1010 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Butte (BUT),  Marin (MRN),  Napa (NAP),  Sonoma (SON)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Ascension Mtn. (456C) 37119G8,  Jawbone Ridge (457D) 37120G1,  Drakes Bay (485C) 38122A8,  Mt. George (499C) 38122C2,  Sebastopol (502A) 38122D7,  Two Rock (502D) 38122C7,  Paradise West (592C) 39121G6,  Richardson Springs (593D) 39121G7
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1416
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].

37119G8=Ascension Mtn. (456C) 37119G8;37120G1=Jawbone Ridge (457D) 37120G1;38122A8=Drakes Bay (485C) 38122A8;38122C2=Mt. George (499C) 38122C2;38122D7=Sebastopol (502A) 38122D7;38122C7=Two Rock (502D) 38122C7;39121G6=Paradise West (592C) 39121G6;39121G7=Richardson Springs (593D) 39121G7