Calflora
Taxon  Report   1519    
Carex aurea  Nutt.
Golden fruited sedge,  Golden sedge
Carex aurea
© 1981 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex aurea
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex aurea
© 2013 Aaron Arthur
Carex aurea, 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 aurea
© 2014 John Doyen
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Carex aurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAAU3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).