Taxon  Report   1507    
Carex albida  L. H. Bailey
White sedge
Carex albida
© 2010 Charles Patterson
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Carex albida, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Carex albida
© 2010 Aaron Arthur
Genus: Carex
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Habitat: freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN + PLANTS accepted name:
Carex lemmonii

Alternate Names:
ICPN + XWALK: Carex sonomensis
More information about  Carex albida
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Dec 14, 2018).

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