Taxon  Report   1542    
Carex echinata  Murray  ssp. echinata 
Bristle fruit sedge,  Star sedge, Stellate sedge
Carex echinata ssp. echinata
© 2010 Barry Breckling
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex echinata ssp. echinata
© 2012 Steve Matson
Carex echinata ssp. echinata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Carex echinata ssp. echinata
© 2012 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Parent: Carex echinata
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex angustior var. gracilenta
PLANTS: Carex phyllomanica var. ormantha
PLANTS: Carex phyllomanica var. angustata
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More information about  Carex echinata ssp. echinata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Nov 20, 2018).

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