Taxon  Report   1528 
Carex capitata  L.
capitate sedge

Carex capitata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex capitata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex capitata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Carex capitata
© 2002 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Subspecies and Varieties:
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, slopes [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 Information about  Carex capitata  from other sources:

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 03, 2015).

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