Calflora
Taxon  Report   11465    
Carex canescens  L.  ssp. canescens 
Silvery sedge
Carex canescens ssp. canescens
© 2014 Susan McDougall
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex canescens ssp. canescens, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Observation Hotline
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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex canescens var. canescens
PLANTS: Carex curta
More information about  Carex canescens ssp. canescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CACAC6)

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 19, 2018).

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