Taxon  Report   1518    
Carex athrostachya  Olney
Slender beak sedge,  Slender leaved sedge
Carex athrostachya
© 2018 Emily Allen
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex athrostachya
© 2008 Keir Morse
Carex athrostachya
© 1989 Dean Wm. Taylor
Carex athrostachya, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Carex athrostachya
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Northern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Carex athrostachya
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 21, 2019).