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 and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Genus: Carex
Parent Record Carex capitata
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, slopes
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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PLANTS: Carex arctogena
PLANTS: Carex capitata var. arctogena
More information about  Carex capitata ssp. arctogena
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 20, 2018).

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