Calflora
Taxon  Report   1569 
Carex illota  L. Bailey
Sheep sedge,  Small headed sedge
Carex illota
© 2010 Steve Matson
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Carex illota
© 2010 Steve Matson
Carex illota
© 2009 Steve Matson
Carex illota, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Carex illota
© 2009 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities:
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, meadows
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Carex illota
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAIL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2017).

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