Taxon  Report   1509 
Carex alma  L. Bailey
Sedge,  Sturdy sedge
Carex alma
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Carex alma
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Carex alma
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Carex alma, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Carex alma
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Chaparral, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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