Carex albida •
carex albida

Carex albida

Carex albida NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Carex albida is a very rare species of sedge known by the common name white sedge. It is endemic to Sonoma County, California, where it is known only from one occurrence at Pitkin Marsh, a wetland between Forestville and Sebastopol. There are fewer than 1000 plants remaining, and likely fewer than 300 according to more recent estimates. It is a federally listed endangered species. Carex albida has been found to be part of the more common and previously identified species Carex lemmonii. This sedge produces a dense or loose clump of erect stems 40 to 60 centimeters tall from a network of short rhizomes.

Detailed information
Full Name: White sedge (Carex albida)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 10/22/1997 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the White sedge, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: California
  • US Counties in which the White sedge, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
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