Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Scirpus microcarpus J. & K. Presl
(Red Tinged Bulrush)


Family: Cyperaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Scirpus microcarpus is found at waters edge, either steamside or at the side of standing water or lakes. The flowers are tightly packed. The flower clusters are subtended by multiple bracts and the style divides into two stigmas. This is the most common Scirpus in the Gila National Forest.



Scirpus microcarpus, photo Russ Kleinman & Kelly Kindscher, & the GNPS, Lake Roberts, July 15, 2007



Scirpus microcarpus, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., Willow Creek, Aug. 2, 2008



Scirpus microcarpus, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, June 5, 2009



Scirpus microcarpus, closeup of flowering clusters, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, June 5, 2009



Scirpus microcarpus, 1x field macro of flowering clusters, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, June 5, 2009


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