Taxon  Report   1595    
Carex mertensii  J. D. Prescott ex Bong.
Mertens' sedge
Carex mertensii
© 2009 Chris Wagner
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Carex mertensii
© 2011 Ryan Batten
Carex mertensii
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Carex mertensii, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Carex mertensii
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Communities: Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Carex mertensii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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website references from Google

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 16, 2019).