Taxon  Report   4914    
Lipocarpha micrantha  (Vahl) G. C. Tucker
Small flowered hemicarpha,  Smallflower halfchaff sedge
Lipocarpha micrantha
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Lipocarpha micrantha
© 2004 Steve Matson
Lipocarpha micrantha, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Lipocarpha micrantha
© 2004 Steve Matson
Genus: Lipocarpha
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hemicarpha micrantha
PLANTS: Hemicarpha micrantha var. minor
PLANTS: Scirpus micranthus
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More information about  Lipocarpha micrantha
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 22, 2019).