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Carex lyngbyei

Carex lyngbyei Hornem.

Lyngbye's Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex cryptocarpa, Carex cryptochlaena, Carex lyngbyei var. robusta

USDA Symbol: CALY3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

tidal marshes, mud flats, common along BC coast


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.


USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

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 on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex lyngbyei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex lyngbyei in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex lyngbyei


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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