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Carex cusickii

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About Cusick's Sedge (Carex cusickii) Carex cusickii is a species of sedge known by the common name Cusick's sedge. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Utah, where it can be found in several types of wet habitat, such as marshes, mountain meadows, and ditches. In its range it is most common in the Cascade Range and areas west. This sedge produces clumps of stems up to 1.3 meters tall. It is sometimes dioecious, with male and female flowers occurring on different individuals. The long leaves have sheaths dotted with red and edged at the top with copper. The flower cluster is often separated into distinct bunches of spikelets.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
4.3 ft (1.3 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Wet places

Part Shade

Elevation ?
9' - 6853'

Annual Precip. ?
12.0" - 79.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.20" - 2.60"

Coldest Month ?
28.8° F - 52.8° F

Hottest Month ?
55.3° F - 77.4° F

Humidity ?
0.04 vpd - 22.28 vpd

Landscaping Information

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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