Taxon  Report   11472 
Carex leporina  L.
Hare or oval sedge
Carex leporina
© 2009 Chris Wagner
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Carex leporina
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Carex leporina
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Carex leporina, 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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Carex leporina
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Genus: Carex
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Prairie, Northern Oak Woodland, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Carex ovalis
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Carex ovalis
More information about  Carex leporina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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: Jul 20, 2018).

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