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Carex nebrascensis Dewey
USDA Symbol: CANE2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A coarse, stout, 1-3 ft., clumpy sedge with hairy culms and a long, stout rootstock. The firm leaves are whitish-blue and do not reach as high as the 3-6 spiked terminal inflorescence.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Jul , Aug Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
AZ , CA , CO , ID , IL , KS , MO , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , PA , SD , UT , WA , WI , WY Canada: AB Native Distribution:
E. WA to SD (sparingly n. to ND), s. to CA, NM & n.w. KS Native Habitat:
Wet meadows and swamps; often in alkaline situations USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Wet, often alkaline, soil or shallow water.
Conditions Comments: Can become weedy. Unlike some other moisture-loving Carex species, C. nebracensis readily tolerates dry air and intense sunlight, so long as its feet are wet.
BenefitUse Other: Indigenous people cultivated rhizomes to use in basketry.
Interesting Foliage: yes
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
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Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff