Calflora
Taxon  Report   1595 
Carex mertensii  Prescott ex Bong.
Mertens' sedge
Carex mertensii
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Carex mertensii
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Carex mertensii
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Carex mertensii, 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 mertensii
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities:
Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Carex mertensii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (CAME6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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 19, 2017).

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