Taxon  Report   11472    
Carex leporina  L.
Hare or oval sedge
Carex leporina
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex leporina
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Carex leporina
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Carex leporina, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Carex leporina
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Genus: Carex
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Prairie, Northern Oak Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Carex ovalis

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex ovalis
More information about  Carex leporina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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