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Scheuchzeria palustris
About Scheuchzeria (Scheuchzeria palustris) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Scheuchzeria palustris (Rannoch-rush, or pod grass), is a flowering plant, the only species in the genus Scheuchzeria, itself the only genus in the family Scheuchzeriaceae. In the APG II system this is placed in the order Alismatales of the monocots. It is a herbaceous perennial plant, native to cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, where it grows in wet Sphagnum peat bogs. It grows to 10-40 cm tall, with narrow linear leaves alternating up the stem, with a basal sheath. The leaves can be up to 20 cm. The leaf tips are blunt with a conspicuous pore. It has a creeping rhizome clothed in papery, straw coloured remains of old leaf bases. The flowers are greenish-yellow, 4-6 mm diameter, with six tepals. They have an inflated sheathing base, 6 stamens and 3 carpels. It flowers from June until August. There are two subspecies, not considered distinct by all authorities:Scheuchzeria palustris subsp. palustris. Northern and eastern Europe, northern Asia. Scheuchzeria palustris subsp. americana.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Green

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 54.1" - 65.4", Summer Precipitation: 1.90" - 2.33", Coldest Month: 31.7" - 32.6", Hottest Month: 57.2" - 57.6", Humidity: 1.55" - 14.01", Elevation: 5465" - 6073"

Alternative Names
Common Names: American Scheuchzeria, Rannoch-rush

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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