Taxon  Report   1586 
Carex limosa  L.
Mud sedge,  Shore sedge
Carex limosa
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Carex limosa
© 1972 Dean Wm. Taylor
Carex limosa
© 2009 Steve Matson
Carex limosa, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Carex limosa
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Genus: Carex
Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: bogs/fens [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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