Taxon  Report   1607    
Carex obnupta  L. H. Bailey
Coast carex,  Slough sedge
Carex obnupta
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Carex obnupta
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Carex obnupta
© 2010 Margo Bors
Carex obnupta, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Carex obnupta
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Prairie, Closed-cone Pine Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex magnifica
More information about  Carex obnupta
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).