Taxon  Report   1647 
Carex utriculata  Boott
Beaked sedge,  Northwest territory sedge
Carex utriculata
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Carex utriculata
© 2002 Steve Matson
Carex utriculata
© 2009 Steve Matson
Carex utriculata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Carex utriculata
© 2009 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Coastal Prairie, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Carex inflata var. utriculata
PLANTS: Carex rhynchophysa
PLANTS: Carex rostrata var. utriculata
ICPN: Carex rostrata
ICPN: Carex utriculata var. globosa
More information about  Carex utriculata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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 19, 2018).

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