Taxon  Report   1530 
Carex comosa  Boott
Bristly sedge,  Longhair sedge
Carex comosa
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Carex comosa
© 2009 Kerry Heise
Carex comosa
© 2009 Kerry Heise
Carex comosa, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Carex comosa
© 1997 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Carex
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: lake-margins, edges [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Carex comosa
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 21, 2016).

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