CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record cladium_californicum - Thu, Dec. 2, 2021, 16:25 ET b
Cladium californicum
common nameCalifornia sawgrass
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life form rhizomatous herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.2
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G4     G4: apparently secure, but some concern
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (15):
Durmid (045A) 3311547, Orocopia Canyon (063D)? 3311557, Ontario (108C)?* 3411716, Guasti (108D)?* 3411715, Mount Wilson (110A)* 3411821, Orcutt (195C)(?) 3412074, Sisquoc (195D) 3412073, Oceano (221D) 3512015, Tecopa (275C) 3511672, Hanaupah Canyon (301B) 3611628, Telescope Peak (302A) 3611721, Furnace Creek (324A)(?) 3611647, Nevares Peak (346D) 3611657, Waucoba Canyon (371B) 3611788, Ubehebe Crater (389C) 3711714
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Inyo (INY), Los Angeles (LAX)*, Riverside (RIV), Santa Barbara (SBA), San Bernardino (SBD), San Luis Obispo (SLO), Arizona (AZ), New Mexico (NM), Nevada (NV), Texas (TX), Utah (UT)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Meadows and seeps (Medws)
•Marshes and swamps (MshSw)Alkaline or Freshwater
blooming period Jun-Sep  
elevation range60 - 1600 meters
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..
full nameCladium californicum (S. Watson) O'Neil
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  CLCA2 Element Code  PMCYP04010
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 from

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