Calflora
Taxon  Report   9759    
Carex capitata  L.  ssp. arctogena  (Harry Sm.) Hiitonen
Capitate sedge
Carex capitata ssp. arctogena, 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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(observation details)
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Parent: Carex capitata

Wetlands:
Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN other name:
Carex capitata

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex arctogena
PLANTS: Carex capitata var. arctogena
More information about  Carex capitata ssp. arctogena
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CACAA2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2019).