Taxon  Report   1645    
Carex tumulicola  Mack.
Foothill sedge,  Slender sedge, Split awn sedge
Carex tumulicola
© 2009 Chris Wagner
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex tumulicola
© 2012 MMWD
Carex tumulicola
© 2012 MMWD
Carex tumulicola, 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 tumulicola
© 2014 Eric Wrubel
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Redwood Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Carex tumulicola
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 19, 2019).