Calflora
Taxon  Report   9773    
Carex viridula  Michx.  ssp. viridula 
Little green sedge
Carex viridula ssp. viridula
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex viridula ssp. viridula
© 2015 Dana York
Carex viridula ssp. viridula
© 2015 Dana York
Carex viridula ssp. viridula, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Carex viridula ssp. viridula
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex oederi ssp. viridula
PLANTS: Carex oederi var. recterostrata
PLANTS: Carex oederi
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More information about  Carex viridula ssp. viridula
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 (CAVIV)

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 22, 2018).

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