Calflora
Taxon  Report   11469    
Carex exsiccata  L. H. Bailey
Western inflated sedge
Carex exsiccata
© 2015 Dana York
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex exsiccata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex exsiccata
© 2015 Dana York
Carex exsiccata, 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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Carex exsiccata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Carex vesicaria var. major
More information about  Carex exsiccata
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAEX5)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).