Calflora
Taxon  Report   1648    
Carex vallicola  Dewey
Valley sedge
Carex vallicola
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex vallicola, 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.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Carex vallicola
© 1998 Dean Wm. Taylor
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex vallicola var. vallicola
More information about  Carex vallicola
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (CAVA3)

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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