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Carex nebrascensis Dewey
USDA Symbol: CANE2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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.
, WY Canada: AB Native Distribution:
(sparingly n. to ND), s. to CA, NM
& n.w. KS Native Habitat:
Wet meadows and swamps; often in alkaline situations
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
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:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff