Ferns, Grasses, Sedges & Rushes of Mt. San Jacinto State Park & Wilderness

 

Ferns

 

Common Name

Genus Name

Family

Western bracken fern

Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens

Dennstaedtiace (Broken fern)

Mountain holly fern

Polystichum scopulinum

Dryopteridacea (Sword fern)

Western polypody

Polypodium hesperium

Polypodiaceae (Polypody)

Parsley fern

Cryptogramma acrostichoides

Pteridaceae (Lace fern)

California cliff brake

Pellaea mucronata

Pteridaceae

Western lady fern

Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum

Woodsiaceae (Lady fern)

Fragile fern

Cystopteris fragilis

Woodsiaceae 

 Grasses

Common Name

Genus Name

Family

Idaho bentgrass

Agrostis idahoensis

Poaceae (Grass)

Rough bentgrass

Agrostis scabra 

Poaceae

California brome

Bromus carinatus var. carinatus

Poaceae

Slender hairgrass

Deschampsia elongata

Poaceae

Squirreltail grass

Elymus elymoides ssp. elymoides

Poaceae

Blue wildrye

Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

Poaceae

Slender wheatgrass

Elymus trachycaulus

Poaceae

Tall mannagrass

Glyceria elata

Poaceae

Pullup muhly

Muhlenbergia filiformis 

Poaceae

Annual muhly

Muhlenbergia minutissima 

Poaceae

Mat muhly 

Muhlenbergia richardsonis

Poaceae

Mountain timothy

Phleum alpinum

Poaceae

Wheeler’s bluegrass

Poa wheeleri

Poaceae

Pine blue grass

Poa secunda ssp. secunda

Poaceae

Western needle grass

Stipa occidentalis var. occidentalis

Poaceae

 Sedges

Common Name

Genus Name

Family

Abrupt beaked sedge

Carex abrupta 

Cyperaceae (Sedges)

Swamp sedge

Carex senta

Cyperaceae

Feta sedge

Carex feta (summit Mt. SJ)

Cyperaceae

Fragile sheathed sedge

Carex fracta (summit Mt. SJ)

Cyperaceae

Vari-nerved sedge

Carex heteroneura 

Cyperaceae

Many ribbed sedge

Carex multicostata (Hidden Lake, 1901)

Cyperaceae

Nebraska sedge

Carex nebrasconsis

Cyperaceae

Dunhead sedge

Carex phaeocephala  (Summit Mt. SJ)

Cyperaceae

Ross sedge

Carex rossii (summit Mt. SJ)

Cyperaceae

Brown sedge

Carex subfusca

Cyperaceae

Awned cyperus

Cyperus squarrosus (Hidden Lake)

Cyperaceae

Needle spikerash

Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis

Cyperaceae

Beautiful spikerash

Eleocharis bella (Hidden Lake)

Cyperaceae

Spike rush

Eleocharis macrostachya

Cyperaceae

Western halfchaff sedge

Lipocarpha occidentalis 

Cyperaceae

Narrow oatgrass

Trisetum spicatum 

Cyperaceae

 Rushes

Common Name

Genus Name

Family

Duran’s rush 

Juncus duranii

Juncaceae (Rush)

Long styled rush

Juncus longistylis

Juncaceae