Calflora
Taxon  Report   11476    
Carex scoparia  Schkuhr ex Willd.  var. scoparia 
Pointed broomsedge
Carex scoparia var. scoparia
© 2003 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex scoparia var. scoparia, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
also called Carex scoparia
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2A (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Carex scoparia var. scoparia
© 2003 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Parent: Carex scoparia
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex scoparia var. condensa
PLANTS: Carex scoparia var. moniliformis
PLANTS: Carex tribuloides var. moniliformis
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More information about  Carex scoparia var. scoparia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CASCS)

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 15, 2018).

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