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Trichophorum cespitosum (L.) Hartm.
tufted bulrush

General Information
Symbol: TRCE3
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: AK   N
GL   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. West Region, Sacramento. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements.

©Richard A. Howard. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Richard A. Howard Photograph Collection. United States, NH, Mount Washington. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 328. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
BACA20 Baeothryon caespitosum (L.) A. Dietr., orth. var.
BACE Baeothryon cespitosum (L.) A. Dietr.
SCCAA Scirpus caespitosus L. var. austriacus (Pall.) Asch. & Graebn., orth. var.
SCCAC3 Scirpus caespitosus L. var. callosus Bigelow, orth. var.
SCCAD2 Scirpus caespitosus L. var. delicatulus Fernald, orth. var.
SCCA27 Scirpus caespitosus L., orth. var.
SCCE2 Scirpus cespitosus L.
SCCEA Scirpus cespitosus L. var. austriacus (Pall.) Asch. & Graebn.
SCCEC3 Scirpus cespitosus L. var. callosus Bigelow
SCCED Scirpus cespitosus L. var. delicatulus Fernald
TRCAC6 Trichophorum caespitosum (L.) Hartm. var. callosum (Bigelow) Mohlenbr., orth. var.
TRCA30 Trichophorum caespitosum (L.) Hartm., orth. var.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae – Sedge family
Genus Trichophorum Pers. – bulrush
Species Trichophorum cespitosum (L.) Hartm. – tufted bulrush

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Scirpus cespitosus
tufted bulrush
New York
Scirpus cespitosus
deer's hair sedge
tufted club-rush
Scirpus cespitosus
tufted club-rush

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


TRCA30  Trichophorum caespitosum (L.) Hartm., orth. var.

North America
Midwest OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Arid West OBL
Great Plains OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Alaska OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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