Taxon  Report   1651    
Carex vesicaria  L.  var. major  Boott  
(no longer an active name)
Western blister sedge
Carex vesicaria var. major, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Carex
Parent: Carex vesicaria
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Communities: Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN + PLANTS other name:
Carex exsiccata

NOTE: Carex vesicaria var. major is no longer an active name.
More information about  Carex vesicaria var. major
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: Oct 15, 2019).