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Eggbract Sedge
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Carex leporina

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About Eggbract Sedge (Carex leporina) Carex ovalis is a species of sedge known by the common name eggleaf sedge. It is native to Eurasia and eastern and western North America, where it grows in seasonally wet habitat, such as meadows and fields. This sedge produces many thin stems and narrow leaves. The flower cluster is an open cluster of several flower spikes. The pistillate flower has a reddish or brownish leaf with a gold center and white tip.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Seasonally wet soil

Part Shade

Elevation ?
27' - 83'

Annual Precip. ?
17.3" - 38.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.31" - 0.39"

Coldest Month ?
45.1° F - 48.2° F

Hottest Month ?
71.0° F - 74.4° F

Humidity ?
0.44 vpd - 20.78 vpd

Landscaping Information
Other Names
Common Names
Eggleaf 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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