Species Details

Carex californica

California sedge

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Scientific Name:
Carex californica Bailey
Common Name:
California sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP032D0
USDA Plants Symbol: CACA9
Synonyms/Other Names:
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
S2
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2B.3 to 2B.2 on 2019-07-08
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-06-03
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: May-Aug
Elevation:
90 - 335 meters
295 - 1100 feet
General Habitat:
  • Bogs and fens
  • Closed-cone coniferous forest
  • Coastal prairie
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Marshes and swamps (margins)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:

Threatened by development and road construction and maintenance. Possibly threatened by logging. Sensitive in ID. See Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 1:9 (1889) for original description.

Threats:


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References:


Total Occurrences: 41
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 6 2 2 0 31
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 37
Presence:
Presumed Extant 41
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Idaho (ID), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Mendocino (MEN), Sonoma (SON)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Cold Spring (3912315), Elk (3912326), Eureka Hill (3812385), Fort Bragg (3912347), Gualala (3812375), Mathison Peak (3912336), Mendocino (3912337), Plantation (3812353), Point Arena (3812386), Saunders Reef (3812376)
Notes:
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.

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Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads