Taxon  Report   1589    
Carex luzulina  Olney
Wood rush sedge,  Woodrush sedge
Carex luzulina
© 2008 Sean B. Smith
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex luzulina
© 2010 Keir Morse
Carex luzulina
© 2010 Keir Morse
Carex luzulina, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Carex luzulina
© 2010 Keir Morse
Genus: Carex
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Carex luzulina var. ablata
ICPN: Carex luzulina var. luzulina
More information about  Carex luzulina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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).