Taxon  Report   1542 
Carex echinata  Murray  ssp. echinata 
Bristle fruit sedge,  Star sedge, Stellate sedge
Carex echinata ssp. echinata
© 2012 Steve Matson
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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
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Genus: Carex
Parent Record Carex echinata
North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, 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 angustior var. gracilenta
PLANTS: Carex phyllomanica var. ormantha
PLANTS: Carex phyllomanica var. angustata
PLANTS: Carex ormantha
PLANTS: Carex muricata var. laricina
PLANTS: Carex muricata var. cephalantha
PLANTS: Carex muricata var. angustata
PLANTS: Carex leersii
PLANTS: Carex laricina
PLANTS: Carex josselynii
PLANTS: Carex hawaiiensis
PLANTS: Carex echinata var. angustata
PLANTS: Carex cephalantha
PLANTS: Carex angustior
PLANTS: Carex svensonis
ICPN: Carex phyllomanica
More information about  Carex echinata ssp. echinata
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: Aug 20, 2018).

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