Calflora
Taxon  Report   1592    
Carex lyngbyei  Hornem.
Lyngbye's sedge
Carex lyngbyei
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex lyngbyei
© 2013 Brianna Ceglia
Carex lyngbyei
© 2013 Brianna Ceglia
Carex lyngbyei, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Carex lyngbyei
© 2010 Dana York
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex cryptocarpa
PLANTS: Carex cryptochlaena
PLANTS: Carex lyngbyei var. robusta
More information about  Carex lyngbyei
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CALY3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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