Carex integra Provisional Herbaceous Alliance
Small-fruited sedge meadows

Summary Information

  • Primary Life FormHerb
  • Elevation900-3200 m
  • State RarityS2?
  • Global RarityG4?
  • DistributionUSA: CA, NV, OR, WA (USDA Plants)
  • Endemic to CaliforniaNo
  • Endemic to California Floristic Province and DesertsNo
  • Date Added2009/09/01

Characteristic Species

Carex integra is dominant or co-dominant in the herbaceous layer with Achillea millefolium, Achnatherum lemmonii, Agrostis gigantea, Danthonia californica, Erigeron (peregrinus), Fragaria virginiana, Penstemon rydbergii var. oreocharis, Poa cusickii, Poa pratensis, Taraxacum officinale, Trifolium longipes and Veratrum californicum.

Vegetation Layers

Herbs < 1 m; cover is open to intermittent.


Drying meadow edges, inactive stream terraces.

Other Habitat, Alliance, and Community Groupings

MCV (1995) Sedge series
NVCS (2009) Not treated
Calveg Perennial grasses and forbs
Holland Dry montane meadow, Dry subalpine or alpine meadow
Munz Not treated
WHR Alpine dwarf-shrub, Perennial grassland, Wet meadow
CDFW CA Code 45.175.00