Taxon  Report   1511 
Carex amplifolia  Boott
Ample leaved sedge,  Big leaf sedge
Carex amplifolia
© Amelia Ryan/NPS
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Carex amplifolia
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex amplifolia
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Carex amplifolia, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Carex amplifolia
© 2011 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks, meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Carex amplifolia
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: Mar 23, 2018).

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