CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record carex_occidentalis - Mon, Dec. 6, 2021, 00:41 ET b
Carex occidentalis
common namewestern sedge
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life form rhizomatous herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.3
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G4     G4: apparently secure, but some concern
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (9):
San Jacinto Peak (083C) 3311676, Rimrock (104A) 3411625, Onyx Peak (104B) 3411626, Moonridge (105A) 3411627, Big Bear Lake (105B) 3411628, Mount San Antonio (134C) 3411736, Crystal Lake (135D) 3411737, Mount Barcroft (431C) 3711852, Chris Flat (488B) 3811944
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Los Angeles (LAX), Mono (MNO), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID)*, Montana (MT)*, New Mexico (NM), Nevada (NV), South Dakota (SD), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Wyoming (WY)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)
•Meadows and seeps (Medws)
blooming period Jun-Aug  
elevation range1645 - 3135 meters
Known in CA only from the San Bernardino, San Jacinto, and White Mountains. Endangered in ID. See Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 1:14 (1889) for original description.
full nameCarex occidentalis Bailey
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  CAOC2 Element Code  PMCYP039M0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
Jepson Online Jepson Interchange  Jepson Manual and other resources
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Mon, Dec. 6, 2021 from

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