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Lilaea scilloides

Lilaea scilloides (Poir.) Hauman

Awl-leaf Lilaea, Flowering-quillwort, Flowering Quillwort

Juncaginaceae (Arrow-grass Family)

Synonym(s): Lilaea subulata

USDA Symbol: LISC4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA
Canada: AB , BC , SK
Native Habitat: Shallow water and adjacent mud flats.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lilaea scilloides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lilaea scilloides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lilaea scilloides


Record Modified: 2020-02-10
Research By: CBR

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