Taxon  Report   1577    
Carex lasiocarpa  Ehrh.
Slender sedge,  Woolly fruited sedge
Carex lasiocarpa
© 1990 Dean Wm. Taylor
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Carex lasiocarpa
© 2011 Sierra Pacific Industries
Carex lasiocarpa
© 2011 Sierra Pacific Industries
Carex lasiocarpa, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Carex lasiocarpa
© 2007 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Genus: Carex
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: lake-margins, freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens, edges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa
More information about  Carex lasiocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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).