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Many-ribbed Sedge
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About Many-ribbed Sedge (Carex multicostata) Carex multicostata is a species of sedge known by the common name manyrib sedge. This sedge is native to the western United States from California to Montana, where it grows mainly in dry areas in mountain ranges, such as the Sierra Nevada and Transverse Ranges. This sedge is native to the western United States from California to Montana, where it grows mainly in dry areas in mountain ranges, such as the Sierra Nevada and Transverse Ranges. Carex multicostata produces a dense clump of stems up to about a meter in maximum height. The inflorescence is roughly triangular in shape and brown or gold in color, a dense cluster of overlapping spikes. The female flower has a covering bract which is reddish with white edges.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Grasses

Max. Height
3.3 ft (1 m)

Flower Color
Yellow, Brown

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
254' - 14090'

Annual Precip. ?
5.7" - 125.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.42" - 4.08"

Coldest Month ?
10.8° F - 58.5° F

Hottest Month ?
34.1° F - 87.2° F

Humidity ?
0.37 vpd - 37.81 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Manyrib 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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