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Carex vesicaria L.
Synonym(s): Carex inflata, Carex monile, Carex raeana, Carex vesicaria var. distenta, Carex vesicaria var. jejuna, Carex vesicaria var. laurentiana, Carex vesicaria var. monile, Carex vesicaria var. raeana, Carex vesicaria var. vesicaria
USDA Symbol: CAVE6
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
May , Jun , Jul , Aug Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
, WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitUse Other: Indigenous people cultivated rhizomes for use in basketry.
Interesting Foliage: 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