Calflora
Taxon  Report   9051    
Carex incurviformis  Mack.
Coastal sand sedge
Carex incurviformis
© 2017 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex incurviformis
© 2010 Dr. Dean Wm. Taylor
Carex incurviformis
© 2016 Dean Wm. Taylor
Carex incurviformis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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one or more occurrences
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Carex incurviformis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities: Alpine Fell-fields

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Carex incurviformis var. danaensis
More information about  Carex incurviformis
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAIN8)

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 24, 2019).