This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
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Jepson Interchange (more information)
©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
Print edition is available from the University of California Press
|The second edition of The Jepson Manual (2012) is available from the University of California Press|
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Perennial from rhizomes, aquatic (generally emergent) or terrestrial (sometimes on floating mats)
Stem erect, generally simple, slender
Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, simple; sheath generally open; ligule prominent; blade erect, linear, subcylindric; tip with a large pore
Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, bracted
Flower bisexual, radial; perianth parts 6 in 2 whorls, free; stamens 6 in 2 whorls, free, anthers opening outward by slits; pistils 3(6), simple above, fused at base, ovary superior, chamber 1, ovules 13
Genera in family: 1 genus, 1 sp.
Etymology: (Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss botanist, 16721733)
Stem in flower 34 dm
Leaves: basal 12(3) dm; cauline shorter upward; ligule 210 mm; blade 13 mm wide
Inflorescence: flowers 312; peduncle in fruit < 2.5 dm
Flower: perianth parts ± 3 mm, 1-veined, greenish
Fruit: follicles 23, 510 mm, ± ascending
Seeds 13, 45 mm
Ecology: Floating mats, bogs, lake margins
Elevation: 14002000 m.
Bioregional distribution: s High Cascade Range
Distribution outside California: to Alaska, e N.America
Other subsp. in Eurasia.
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