Species Details

Carex cyrtostachya

Sierra arching sedge

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Scientific Name:
Carex cyrtostachya Janeway & Zika
Common Name:
Sierra arching sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP03M00
USDA Plants Symbol: CACY2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Aug
Elevation:
610 - 1360 meters
2000 - 4460 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest (mesic)
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Marshes and swamps
  • Riparian forest (margins)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Potentially threatened by logging and non-native plants. Possibly threatened by hydrological alterations and development. Previously identified as C. mendocinensis; see this plant in TJM 2. See Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 7(1):25-35 (2013) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 28
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 9 7 0 0 12
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 5
Recent <=20 Years 23
Presence:
Presumed Extant 28
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), El Dorado (ELD), Placer (PLA), Yuba (YUB)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Brush Creek (3912163), Challenge (3912142), Clipper Mills (3912152), Devil Peak (3812085), Garden Valley (3812077), Georgetown (3812087), Pollock Pines (3812075), Riverton (3812074), Robbs Peak (3812084), Tunnel Hill (3812086)
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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