Taxon  Report   1640    
Carex subnigricans  Stacey
Blackish sedge,  Nearlyblack sedge
Carex subnigricans
© 2005 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex subnigricans, 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 subnigricans
© 2009 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex pyrenaica ssp. pyrenaica
PLANTS: Carex rachillis
ICPN: Carex micropoda
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More information about  Carex subnigricans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 24, 2019).