Calflora
Taxon  Report   11476 
Carex scoparia  Willd.  var. scoparia 
Pointed broomsedge
Carex scoparia var. scoparia, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2A (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Parent Record Carex scoparia
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Carex scoparia var. condensa
PLANTS: Carex scoparia var. moniliformis
PLANTS: Carex tribuloides var. moniliformis
CNPS: Carex scoparia
More information about  Carex scoparia var. scoparia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CASCS)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: Oct 23, 2017).

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