Taxon  Report   11473    
Carex leptopoda  Mack.
Slender-footed sedge
Carex leptopoda
© 2002 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex leptopoda
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Carex leptopoda
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Carex leptopoda, 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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Carex leptopoda
© 2008 Keir Morse
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Prairie, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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:   (Accessed: Oct 18, 2018).

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