Taxon  Report   1511    
Carex amplifolia  Boott
Ample leaved sedge,  Big leaf sedge
Carex amplifolia
© 2011 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex amplifolia
© 2015 Hayley Ross
Carex amplifolia
© Amelia Ryan/NPS
Carex amplifolia, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Carex amplifolia
© 2015 Hayley Ross
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Carex amplifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).