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Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County
Documented with Herbarium Vouchers

ANGIOSPERMS: MONOCOTS

COMMELINACEAE — Spiderwort Family
*!Commelina benghalensis L. {SD 143686} DAYFLOWER
CONVALLARIACEAE — Lily-of-the-Valley Family
[LILIACEAE, SENSU THE JEPSON MANUAL]
Maianthemum stellatum (L.) Link {SD 85677}
[Smilacina s. (L.) Desf.]
FALSE SOLOMON'S SEAL
CYPERACEAE — Sedge Family
!Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla ssp. paludosus (A. Nelson) T. Koyama {SD 83641}
[Scirpus maritimus L.]
Note: all San Diego Co. specimens were previously incorrectly identified as S. robustus (J. Gibson, personal communication).
PRAIRIE BULRUSH
!Carex abrupta Mack. {RSA 364720} ABRUPT-BEAK SEDGE
Carex alma L. Bailey {SD 112255} STURDY SEDGE
!Carex athrostachya Olney {SD 136991} SLENDER-LEAF SEDGE
Carex barbarae Dewey {SD 17396} BARBARA'S SEDGE
Carex fracta Mackenzie {SD 27610} FRAGILE-SHEATH SEDGE
Carex globosa Boott {SD 106774} ROUND-FRUIT SEDGE
Carex hassei L. Bailey {RSA 88741} HASSE'S SEDGE
Carex multicaulis L. Bailey {SD 122472} MANY-STEM SEDGE
Carex multicostata Mackenzie {SD 137371} MANY-RIB SEDGE
!Carex obispoensis Stacey {SD 154685}
1B2-2-3
SAN LUIS SEDGE
Carex praegracilis W. Boott {SD 114721} CLUSTER FIELD SEDGE
!Carex sartwelliana Olney {SD 134358}
[C. yosemitana L. Bailey]
YOSEMITE SEDGE
Carex schottii Dewey {SD 26868} SCHOTT'S SEDGE
Carex senta Boott {SD 70726} ROUGH SEDGE
Carex spissa L. Bailey {SD 115131} SAN DIEGO SEDGE
Carex subfusca W. Boott {SD 79868, 79870}
[C. teneraeformis Mkze.]
RUSTY SEDGE
Carex triquetra Boott {SD 31316} TRIANGULAR-FRUIT SEDGE
*Cyperus difformis L. {SD 25984} RICE FLATSEDGE
Cyperus eragrostis Lamb. {SD 124456} TALL FLATSEDGE
Cyperus erythrorhizos Muhlenb. {SD 6217} RED-ROOT FLATSEDGE
Cyperus esculentus L. var. heermannii (Buckley) Britton {SD 12145} HEERMANN'S YELLOW NUTSEDGE
Cyperus esculentus L. var. leptostachyus Boeckeler {SD 155879} YELLOW NUTSEDGE
*Cyperus involucratus L. {SD 118350}
[C. alternifolius L.]
AFRICAN UMBRELLA PLANT
Cyperus laevigatus L. {SD 20130} SMOOTH FLATSEDGE
Cyperus niger Ruíz Lopez & Pavón {SD 28211}
[C. n. var. capitatus (Britt.) O'Neill]
BROWN UMBRELLA-SEDGE
Cyperus odoratus L. {SD 58963} FRAGRANT FLATSEDGE
*Cyperus owanii Boeckl. {SD 21879} OWAN'S RUSH
Cyperus parishii Britton {SD 112156} PARISH'S FLATSEDGE
*Cyperus rotundus L. {SD 53642} PURPLE NUTSEDGE
Cyperus squarrosus L. {SD 106635} BEARD FLATSEDGE
Cyperus strigosus L. {SD 16309} FALSE NUTSEDGE
Eleocharis acicularis (L.) Roemer & Schultes {SD 106930}
[E. a. var. a.]
NEEDLE SPIKE-RUSH
Eleocharis bella (Piper) Svenson {SD 106565}
[E. acicularis var. bella Piper]
DELICATE SPIKE-RUSH
!Eleocharis coloradoensis (Britton) Gilly {SD 160828}
[Note: treated as a synonym of E. parvula in Jepson 1993 but as it's own taxon in FNA, vol. 23.]
DWARF SPIKE-RUSH
Eleocharis geniculata (L.) Roemer & Schultes {SD 20145} CAPITATE SPIKE-RUSH
Eleocharis macrostachya Britton {SD 71709} PALE SPIKE-RUSH
Eleocharis montevidensis Kunth {SD 79431} DOMBEY'S SPIKE-RUSH
Eleocharis parishii Britton {SD 106631}
[E. montevidensis Kunth var. parishii (Britton) V. Grant]
PARISH'S SPIKE-RUSH
Eleocharis quinqueflora (Hartm.) O. Schwarz {SD 44068}
[E. pauciflora (Lightfoot) Link]
FEW-FLOWER SPIKE-RUSH
!Eleocharis radicans (Poiret) Kunth {SD 156811} CREEPING SPIKE-RUSH
Eleocharis rostellata (Torrey) Torrey {SD 11206} BEAK SPIKE-RUSH
Isolepis cernua (Vahl) Roemer & Schultes var. cernua {SD 112247}
[Scirpus cernuus Vahl ssp. californicus (Torrey) Thorne]
CALIFORNIA CLUB-RUSH
*Kyllinga brevifolia Rottb. {SD 53632} SHORT-LEAF FLATSEDGE
*Lipocarpha micrantha (M. Vahl) G. C. Tucker {SD 21906}
[Hemicarpha m. (Vahl) Britt. var. minor (Schrad.) Friedl.]
Note: native to California but not to San Diego Co.
COMMON HEMICARPHA
!Lipocarpha occidentalis (A. Gray) G.C. Tucker {SD 161999} WESTERN HALFCHAFF SEDGE
Schoenoplectus acutus (Bigelow) Á. Löve & D. Löve var. occidentalis (S. Watson) S. G. Smith {SD 17949}
[Scirpus a. Bigelow var. o. (S. Watson) Beetle]
VISCID BULRUSH
Schoenoplectus americanus (Pers.) Schinz & R. Keller {SD 85303}
[Scirpus a. Pers.]
OLNEY'S BULRUSH
Schoenoplectus californicus (C. A. Meyer) Soják {SD 23616}
[Scirpus c. (C. A. Meyer) Steudel]
CALIFORNIA BULRUSH
Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla {SD 112241}
[Scirpus p. Vahl]
COMMON THREESQUARE
Scirpus microcarpus C. Presl {SD 60450} SMALL-FRUIT BULRUSH
HYACINTHACEAE — Hyacinth Family
[LILIACEAE, IN THE JEPSON MANUAL]
Chlorogalum parviflorum S. Watson {SD 139376} SMALL-FLOWER
SOAP-PLANT/AMOLE
Chlorogalum pomeridianum (DC.) Kunth var. pomeridianum {SD 86077} WAVY-LEAF SOAP-PLANT/AMOLE
HYDROCHARITACEAE — Waterweed Family
[INCL. NAJADACEAE]
*Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Caspary {SD 103753} HYDRILLA
Najas guadalupensis (Sprengel) Magnus ssp. guadalupensis {SD 160831} COMMON WATER-NYMPH
Najas marina L. {SD 117841} HOLLY-LEAF WATER-NYMPH
IRIDACEAE — Iris Family
*!Chasmanthe floribunda (Salisb.) N. E. Br. {SD 120684} AFRICAN CORNFLAG
*!Iris germanica L. {UCR 136347} GERMAN IRIS
Iris missouriensis Nutt. {SD 112093} WESTERN BLUE FLAG
*!Iris pseudacorus L. {SD 119872} PALE YELLOW IRIS
*!Romulea rosea (L.) Ecklon {SD 158272} ROSY SANDCROCUS
Sisyrinchium bellum S. Watson {SD 131290} BLUE-EYED-GRASS
CONIFERS: CUPRESSACEAEANGIOSPERMS: MONOCOTS: JUNCACEAE

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