Taxon  Report   1596 
Carex microptera  Mack.
Small wing sedge
Carex microptera
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Carex microptera
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex microptera
© 2015 Steve Matson
Carex microptera, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Carex microptera
© 2015 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, slopes
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + PLANTS: Carex festivella
PLANTS: Carex limnophila
PLANTS: Carex macloviana d'urv. ssp. festivella
PLANTS: Carex macloviana d'urv. var. microptera
PLANTS: Carex macloviana ssp. festivella
PLANTS: Carex macloviana var. microptera
PLANTS: Carex microptera var. crassinervia
PLANTS: Carex microptera var. limnophila
ICPN: Carex festiva var. gracilis
More information about  Carex microptera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Aug 16, 2018).

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