Taxon  Report   1606    
Carex obispoensis  Stacey
San Luis Obispo sedge,  San Luis sedge
Carex obispoensis
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Carex obispoensis
© 2012 Wendy Fisher
Carex obispoensis
© 2010 Chris Winchell
Carex obispoensis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Carex obispoensis
© 2005 Dieter Wilken
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Valley Grassland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 4.9; (broad endemic)

Habitat: seeps

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Carex obispoensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Nov 18, 2018).

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