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Status: record carex_comosa - Wed, Aug. 24, 2016 04:27 ET c
Carex comosa
common namebristly sedge
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life form rhizomatous herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.1
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G5     G5: demonstrably secure to ineradicable
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (17):
San Bernardino South (107D)?* 3411713, Laurel (407C) 3712118, Felton (408D)?* 3712211, Holt (462B) 3712184, San Francisco North (466C) 3712274, Bouldin Island (480D) 3812115, Bruceville (496C) 3812134, Clarksburg (497A) 3812145, Courtland (497D) 3812135, Bodega Head (503D) 3812331, Guerneville (518C) 3812258, Hopland (535A) 3812381, Cow Mountain (550A) 3912321, Chalk Mountain (663A) 4012187, Timbered Crater (678B) 4112124, Fall River Mills (678C) 4112114, Big Bend (680C) 4112118
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Contra Costa (CCA), Lake (LAK), Mendocino (MEN), Sacramento (SAC), San Bernardino (SBD)*, Santa Cruz (SCR), San Francisco (SFO)*, Shasta (SHA), San Joaquin (SJQ), Sonoma (SON), Alabama (AL), Arkansas (AR), Conneticut (CT), District of Columbia (DC), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Iowa (IA), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Kentucky (KY)*, Louisiana (LA), Massachusetts (MA), Maryland (MD), Maine (ME), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Mississippi (MS), Montana (MT), North Carolina (NC), Nebraska (NE), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Ohio (OH), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC), South Dakota (SD), Tennesee (TN), Texas (TX), Virginia (VA), Vermont (VT), Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), West Virginia (WV)
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CNPS habitats•Coastal prairie (CoPrr)
•Marshes and swamps (MshSw)(lake margins)
•Valley and foothill grassland (VFGrs)
blooming period May-Sep  
elevation range0 - 625 meters
Location, rarity, and endangerment information needed; need historical quads for SFO Co. Fairly widely distributed, but apparently rarely collected. Threatened by marsh drainage and road maintenance. Endangered in ID, endangered in OR, and state-listed as Sensitive in WA.
full nameCarex comosa Boott
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Additional information:
standard acronym  CACO8 Element Code  PMCYP032Y0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2016. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-16aug). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Wed, Aug. 24, 2016 from

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