Calflora
Taxon  Report   1568    
Carex hystericina  Muhl. ex Willd.
Bottlebrush sedge
Carex hystericina
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Carex hystericina, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Carex hystericina
© 2003 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: riparian, streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex hystricina
More information about  Carex hystericina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (CAHY4)

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Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).