Calflora
Taxon  Report   11469    
Carex exsiccata  L. H. Bailey
Western inflated sedge
Carex exsiccata
© 2015 Dana York
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex exsiccata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex exsiccata
© 2015 Dana York
Carex exsiccata, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Carex exsiccata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. major
More information about  Carex exsiccata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAEX5)

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

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