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Carex obnupta L.H. Bailey
Synonym(s): Carex magnifica
USDA Symbol: caob3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Slough Sedge is a member of the sedge family (family Cyperaceae). Sedges are herbs of wet sites, often grass-like, with stems commonly 3-sided.
Flowers: bisexual or unisexual, radially symmetrical, nestled in the axil of a bract, aggregated into smal
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Jul , Aug Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
, WA Canada: BC
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitUse Other: Indigenous people cultivated rhizomes for use in basketry.
Interesting Foliage: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL |
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