Calflora
Taxon  Report   9769    
Carex scabriuscula  Mack.
Siskiyou sedge
Carex scabriuscula
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex scabriuscula
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Carex scabriuscula
© 2013 Dana York
Carex scabriuscula, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, Oregon.
also called Carex gigas
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Carex scabriuscula
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 4.5; (broad endemic)

Habitat: seeps, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Carex gigas
More information about  Carex scabriuscula
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 (CASC14)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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