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Carex buxbaumii
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Buxbaum's Sedge
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Carex buxbaumii

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About Buxbaum's Sedge (Carex buxbaumii) Carex buxbaumii is a species of sedge known by the common name club sedge or Buxbaum's sedge. It is native to much of the northern Northern Hemisphere, from Alaska to Greenland to Eurasia, and including most of Canada and the United States. It grows in wet habitat, such as marshes and fens. This sedge grows in clumps from long rhizomes. The stems are 75 to 100 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves are narrow and small. The inflorescence has a bract which is sometimes longer than the spikes. The fruits have dark-colored bracts and a sac called a perigynium which is gray-green and rough in texture.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
2.5 - 3.3 ft (0.8 - 1 m)

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
23' - 13632'

Annual Precip. ?
13.1" - 89.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.26" - 2.34"

Coldest Month ?
18.5° F - 52.8° F

Hottest Month ?
40.0° F - 77.4° F

Humidity ?
0.31 vpd - 21.93 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Club Sedge

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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