Taxon  Report   1632    
Carex simulata  Mack.
Analogue sedge,  Short beaked sedge
Carex simulata
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex simulata
© 2006 Steve Matson
Carex simulata
© 2002 Steve Matson
Carex simulata, 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 simulata
© 2013 Robert Sivinski
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Redwood Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Carex simulata
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 24, 2019).