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Carex aquatilis  Wahlenb.  var. aquatilis 
Water sedge
Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.
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Parent: Carex aquatilis
Genus: Carex
Family: Cyperaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCarex acutinella
PLANTSCarex aquatilis ssp. altior
PLANTSCarex aquatilis var. altior
PLANTSCarex aquatilis var. substricta
PLANTSCarex substricta
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Information about  Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAAQA)

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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/02/2022).