Taxon  Report   1636    
Carex stipata  Muhl. ex Willd.  var. stipata 
Awl fruited sedge,  Owlfruit sedge
Carex stipata var. stipata
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Carex stipata var. stipata
© 2014 Trent M. Draper
Carex stipata var. stipata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Carex stipata var. stipata
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Carex
Parent: Carex stipata
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Carex stipata var. stipata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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).