Taxon  Report   1630    
Carex serratodens  W. Boott
Bifid sedge,  Two tooth sedge
Carex serratodens
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Carex serratodens
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Carex serratodens
© 2016 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Carex serratodens, 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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Carex serratodens
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 4.9; (broad endemic)

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Carex bifida
ICPN: Carex aequa
More information about  Carex serratodens
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 21, 2019).