Carex comosa
Common Name: bristly sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP032Y0
Full Name: Carex comosa Boott

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Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
  • Blooming Period: May - September
  • Habitat:  
    • Coastal prairie
    • Marshes and swamps (lake margins)
    • Valley and foothill grassland
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 29
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    1 7 11 0 4 6
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    8 21
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    25 4 0
Notes Glossary
  • 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.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1994-01-01
  • Last Update: 2013-06-12
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 0 - 625 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, !AL, !AR, !CT, !DC, !DE, !FL, !GA, !IA, Idaho, !IL, !IN, !KY, !LA, !MA, !MD, !ME, !MI, !MN, !MO, !MS, !MT, !NC, !NE, !NH, !NJ, !NY, !OH, Oregon, !PA, !RI, !SC, !SD, !TN, Texas, !VA, !VT, Washington, !WI, !WV
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    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)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    San Bernardino South (107D)?* 34117A3,  Laurel (407C) 37121A8,  Felton (408D)?* 37122A1,  Holt (462B) 37121H4,  San Francisco North (466C) 37122G4,  Bouldin Island (480D) 38121A5,  Bruceville (496C) 38121C4,  Clarksburg (497A) 38121D5,  Courtland (497D) 38121C5,  Bodega Head (503D) 38123C1,  Guerneville (518C) 38122E8,  Hopland (535A) 38123H1,  Cow Mountain (550A) 39123B1,  Chalk Mtn. (663A) 40121H7,  Timbered Crater (678B) 41121B4,  Fall River Mills (678C) 41121A4,  Big Bend (680C) 41121A8
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1606
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

34117A3=San Bernardino South (107D)?* 34117A3;37121A8=Laurel (407C) 37121A8;37122A1=Felton (408D)?* 37122A1;37121H4=Holt (462B) 37121H4;37122G4=San Francisco North (466C) 37122G4;38121A5=Bouldin Island (480D) 38121A5;38121C4=Bruceville (496C) 38121C4;38121D5=Clarksburg (497A) 38121D5;38121C5=Courtland (497D) 38121C5;38123C1=Bodega Head (503D) 38123C1;38122E8=Guerneville (518C) 38122E8;38123H1=Hopland (535A) 38123H1;39123B1=Cow Mountain (550A) 39123B1;40121H7=Chalk Mtn. (663A) 40121H7;41121B4=Timbered Crater (678B) 41121B4;41121A4=Fall River Mills (678C) 41121A4;41121A8=Big Bend (680C) 41121A8