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Carex barbarae Dewey
Santa Barbara sedge
USDA Symbol: CABA4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A bright-green, evergreen plant forming dense tufts. Culms rise 1-3 ft. and are usually taller than the linear leaves.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Jul , Aug Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
, OR Native Distribution:
Coastal s. CA,
n. through Coastal Ranges and Sierra foothills, to s.w. OR Native Habitat:
Seasonally wet, open, brushy or wooded slopes and valley flats
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Seasonally wet soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitUse Other: Indigenous people cultivated the rhizomes for basketry.
Interesting Foliage: yes
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff