Calflora
Taxon  Report   1533    
Carex cusickii  Mack. ex Piper & Beattie
Cusick's sedge
Carex cusickii
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex cusickii
© 2002 Steve Matson
Carex cusickii
© 2002 Steve Matson
Carex cusickii, 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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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Carex cusickii
© 2016 Steve Matson
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex obovoidea
More information about  Carex cusickii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (CACU5)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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