Calflora
Taxon  Report   1596 
Carex microptera  Mackenzie
Small wing sedge
Carex microptera
© 2003 Steve Matson
Click on a photo to see it bigger.
CalPhotos
Carex microptera
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex microptera
© 2015 Steve Matson
Carex microptera, 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.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Carex microptera
© 2015 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities:
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 TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

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
More information about  Carex microptera
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 (CAMI7)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 23, 2017).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.