Calflora
Taxon  Report   1649    
Carex vernacula  L. H. Bailey
Native sedge
Carex vernacula
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Carex vernacula, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Carex vernacula
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Carex
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Carex foetida var. vernacula
PLANTS: Carex foetida
More information about  Carex vernacula
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAVE5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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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