Taxon  Report   1553    
Carex gigas  (Holm) Mack.  
(no longer an active name; please see Carex scabriuscula)
Siskiyou sedge
Carex gigas, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, Oregon.
also called Carex scabriuscula
Genus: Carex
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 4.5; (broad endemic)

Habitat: seeps, meadows

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS accepted name:
Carex scabriuscula

NOTE: Carex gigas is no longer an active name.
More information about  Carex gigas
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Jun 16, 2019).