Taxon  Report   1558    
Carex harfordii  Mack.
Harford's sedge,  Monterey sedge
Carex harfordii
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex harfordii
© 2009 Adonis (Don) Tate
Carex harfordii
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Carex harfordii, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Carex harfordii
© 2012 Aaron E. Sims
Genus: Carex
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex montereyensis
More information about  Carex harfordii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 23, 2019).