Taxon  Report   1563    
Carex heteroneura  W. Boott
Different nerve sedge,  Variable nerved sedge
Carex heteroneura
© 2000 Robert E. Preston, Ph.D.
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex heteroneura
© 2010 Steve Matson
Carex heteroneura
© 2010 Steve Matson
Carex heteroneura, 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 heteroneura
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex bella
ICPN: Carex epapillosa
ICPN: Carex heteroneura var. epapillosa
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More information about  Carex heteroneura
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 21, 2019).