Calflora
Taxon  Report   1585    
Carex leptalea  Wahlenb.
Bristlestalked sedge,  Flaccid sedge
Carex leptalea, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
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Observation Search
(27 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, freshwater-marsh, bogs/fens

Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex leptalea ssp. leptalea
More information about  Carex leptalea
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CALE10)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 11, 2020).