Species Details

Cladium californicum

California saw-grass

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Scientific Name:
Cladium californicum (S. Watson) O'Neil
Common Name:
California saw-grass
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP04010
USDA Plants Symbol: CLCA2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG; USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
changed from 2 to 2.2 on 2006-09-07
added to 2 on 2006-08-17
Add Date: 2006-08-17
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Sep
Elevation:
60 - 1600 meters
195 - 5250 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Marshes and swamps (alkaline, freshwater)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Potentially threatened by land use management conflicts at Vandenberg Air Force Base. See Botany of California 2: 224 (1880) for original description and Flora of North America 23:242 (2000) for taxonomic treatment..
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 15
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
3 0 0 0 2 10
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 6
Recent <=20 Years 9
Presence:
Presumed Extant 13
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 2
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV), New Mexico (NM), Texas (TX), Utah (UT)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), Los Angeles (LAX)*, Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Luis Obispo (SLO), Santa Barbara (SBA)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Azusa (3411728), Durmid (3311547), Furnace Creek (3611647), Guasti (3411715)?*, Los Alamos (3412063), Mt. Wilson (3411821)*, Nevares Peak (3611657), Oceano (3512015), Ontario (3411716), Orcutt (3412074), Orocopia Canyon (3311557), Sisquoc (3412073), Tecopa (3511672), Telescope Peak (3611721), Ubehebe Crater (3711714), Waucoba Canyon (3611788)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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