Taxon  Report   1616    
Carex praegracilis  W. Boott
Clustered field sedge,  Field sedge
Carex praegracilis
© 2008 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex praegracilis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex praegracilis
© 2004 James M. Andre
Carex praegracilis, 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 praegracilis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Strand, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex camporum
More information about  Carex praegracilis
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

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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 16, 2019).