Calflora
Taxon  Report   1515    
Carex aquatilis  Wahlenb.  var. dives  (Holm) Kük.
Sitka sedge
Carex aquatilis var. dives
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex aquatilis var. dives, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Carex aquatilis var. dives
© 2003 Steve Matson
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex aquatilis var. sitchensis
PLANTS: Carex howellii
PLANTS: Carex panda
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More information about  Carex aquatilis var. dives
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAAQD)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2018).

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