Taxon  Report   1523    
Carex brevicaulis  Mack.
Short stem sedge
Carex brevicaulis
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Carex brevicaulis
© 2012 Robert Steers/NPS
Carex brevicaulis
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Carex brevicaulis, 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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Carex brevicaulis
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex deflexa var. brevicaulis
More information about  Carex brevicaulis
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).