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Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. pungens
common threesquare

General Information
Symbol: SCPUP5
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
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.



Symbol Scientific Name
BOMAP3 Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla var. polyphyllus (Boeckeler) Dorn
SCPUP6 Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. polyphyllus (Boeckeler) Dorn
SCAM7 Scirpus americanus auct. non Pers.
SCAMP Scirpus americanus Pers. var. polyphyllus (Boeckeler) Beetle
SCPU3 Scirpus pungens Vahl
SCPUP3 Scirpus pungens Vahl var. polyphyllus Boeckeler


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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 Schoenoplectus (Rchb.) Palla – bulrush
Species Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla – common threesquare
Variety Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla var. pungens – common threesquare

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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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