Taxon  Report   1650    
Carex vesicaria  L.
Blister sedge
Carex vesicaria
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex vesicaria
© 2015 Dana York
Carex vesicaria
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Carex vesicaria, 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 vesicaria
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. vesicaria
PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. raeana
PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. monile
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More information about  Carex vesicaria
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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).