Taxon  Report   1535    
Carex densa  (L. H. Bailey) L. H. Bailey
Dense sedge,  Sedge
Carex densa
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
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Carex densa
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Carex densa
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Carex densa, 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 densa
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Genus: Carex
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland, Northern Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex breviligulata
ICPN: Carex dudleyi
More information about  Carex densa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).