A plant that looks like bunch grass that grows in seeps or along seasonal creeks. In our county it occurs in coastal seasonal seeps.
Syn. Carex harfordii, Carex sub-bracteata, Carex gracilor, Carex montereyensis, Carex macloviana subfusca, Carex festiva stricta, Carex stenoptera. Hoover rants about how this species has been arbitrarily split into species. The keys flip-flop with names. Abrams has best key but has been questioned since its 1923 publication.
Carex subfusca tolerates sand, clay, no drainage and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Carex subfusca is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Carex subfusca has color yellow.
Communities for Carex subfusca:Riparian (rivers & creeks).