Calflora
Taxon  Report   1596    
Carex microptera  Mack.
Small wing sedge
Carex microptera
© 2015 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex microptera
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex microptera
© 2015 Steve Matson
Carex microptera, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Carex microptera
© 2003 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands:
Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Carex festivella
PLANTS: Carex limnophila
PLANTS: Carex macloviana d'urv. ssp. festivella
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More information about  Carex microptera
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 (CAMI7)

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 15, 2018).

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