Species Details

Carex viridula ssp. viridula

green yellow sedge

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Photo of Carex viridula ssp. viridula
© 2015 Dana York
Photo of Carex viridula ssp. viridula
© 2010 Dr. Dean Taylor
Photo of Carex viridula ssp. viridula
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Scientific Name:
Carex viridula Michx. ssp. viridula
Common Name:
green yellow sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP03EM5
USDA Plants Symbol: CAVIV
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: (Jun)Jul-Sep(Nov)
0 - 1600 meters
0 - 5250 feet
General Habitat:
  • Bogs and fens
  • Marshes and swamps (freshwater)
  • North Coast coniferous forest (mesic)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Total Occurrences: 8
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 1 0 0 7
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 4
Presumed Extant 8
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alaska (AK), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), District of Columbia (DC), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Maine (ME), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Dakota (SD), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT), Humboldt (HUM), Mendocino (MEN), Siskiyou (SIS), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
China Mtn. (4112245), Crescent City (4112472), Gasquet (4112378), Inglenook (3912357), Lake Eleanor (3711987), Rodgers Peak (4112421), Sister Rocks (4112462), Smith River (4112482), Trinidad (4112412)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads