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Clasping-bract Sedge (Carex amplectens)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 142159
  • Lifeform: Graminoid
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 10/13/2022

Where is Clasping-bract Sedge (Carex amplectens) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Clasping-bract Sedge can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Clasping-bract Sedge (Carex amplectens)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Carex fracta in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 800 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Carex fracta from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 15 maternal plants

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Taxon Carex amplectens
Authority Mackenzie
Family Cyperaceae
CPC Number 12178
ITIS 39492
Duration Perennial
Common Names Clasping-bract Sedge
Associated Scientific Names Carex amplectens | Carex fracta
State Rank
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California SNR
Ecological Relationships


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