Calflora
Taxon  Report   1526 
Carex californica  L. H. Bailey
California sedge
Carex californica
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
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Carex californica
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Carex californica
© 2009 Steve Matson
Carex californica, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) 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 californica
© 2009 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities:
Coastal Prairie, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens, edges
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Carex californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CACA9)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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