Taxon  Report   1647    
Carex utriculata  Boott
Beaked sedge,  Northwest territory sedge
Carex utriculata
© 2014 Jim Moore
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Carex utriculata
© 2014 Jim Moore
Carex utriculata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Carex utriculata, 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 utriculata
© 2018 Matt Berger
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex inflata var. utriculata
PLANTS: Carex rhynchophysa
PLANTS: Carex rostrata var. utriculata
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More information about  Carex utriculata
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 22, 2019).