Taxon  Report   1582    
Carex lenticularis  Michx.  var. limnophila  (Holm) Cronquist
Lakeshore sedge
Carex lenticularis var. limnophila
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Carex lenticularis var. limnophila
© 2003 Steve Matson
Carex lenticularis var. limnophila, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Carex lenticularis var. limnophila
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Carex
Parent: Carex lenticularis
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex hindsii
PLANTS: Carex kelloggii var. limnophila
PLANTS: Carex vulgaris var. limnophila
More information about  Carex lenticularis var. limnophila
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).