Taxon  Report   1514 
Carex aquatilis  Wahlenb.  var. aquatilis 
Water sedge
Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis
© 2010 Keir Morse
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Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis
© 2010 Keir Morse
Genus: Carex
Parent Record Carex aquatilis
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Carex acutinella
PLANTS: Carex aquatilis ssp. altior
PLANTS: Carex aquatilis var. altior
PLANTS: Carex aquatilis var. substricta
PLANTS: Carex substricta
PLANTS: Carex suksdorfii
More information about  Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 15, 2018).

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