Calflora
Taxon  Report   1594    
Carex mendocinensis  Olney ex W. Boott
Mendocino sedge
Carex mendocinensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex mendocinensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Carex mendocinensis
© 2010 Sierra Pacific Industries
Carex mendocinensis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Carex mendocinensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 3.8; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex cinnamomea
PLANTS: Carex debiliformis
More information about  Carex mendocinensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAME5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

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