Taxon  Report   1526 
Carex californica  L. Bailey
California sedge
Carex californica
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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Carex californica
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Carex californica
© 2009 Steve Matson
Carex californica, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Carex californica
© 2009 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Coastal Prairie, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens, edges
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Carex californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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