Taxon  Report   1541    
Carex echinata  Murray
Bristle fruit sedge,  Star sedge
Carex echinata
© 2004 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex echinata
© 2014 Steve Matson
Carex echinata
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Carex echinata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Carex echinata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Carex
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Carex echinata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 17, 2019).