Taxon  Report   1537    
Carex diandra  Schrank
Lesser panicled sedge
Carex diandra
© 2009 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex diandra
© 2009 Steve Matson
Carex diandra
© 2009 Steve Matson
Carex diandra, 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 diandra
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Genus: Carex
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 19, 2019).