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Carex obnupta Bailey
USDA Symbol: caob3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
CA , OR , WA Canada: BC USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitUse Other: Indigenous people cultivated rhizomes for use in basketry.
Interesting Foliage: yes
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
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Record Modified: 2008-10-19
Research By: TWC Staff