Taxon  Report   1650 
Carex vesicaria  L.
Blister sedge
Carex vesicaria
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Carex vesicaria
© 2015 Dana York
Carex vesicaria
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Carex vesicaria, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Carex vesicaria
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Carex monile
PLANTS: Carex raeana
PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. distenta
PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. jejuna
PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. laurentiana
PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. monile
PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. raeana
TJM2 + PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. vesicaria
TJM2 + PLANTS: Carex inflata
More information about  Carex vesicaria
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

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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:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2017).

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