Calflora
Taxon  Report   11477    
Carex stevenii  (Holm) Kalela
Steven's sedge
Carex stevenii
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex stevenii, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Carex stevenii
© 2003 Steve Matson
Communities: Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex norvegica
More information about  Carex stevenii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CANOS)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 18, 2018).

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