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Carex sheldonii
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Sheldon's Sedge
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Carex sheldonii

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About Sheldon's Sedge (Carex sheldonii) Carex sheldonii is a species of sedge known by the common name Sheldon's sedge. This sedge is native to the Western United States, where it grows in wet areas such as lakeshores and moist meadows. This sedge is native to the Western United States, where it grows in wet areas such as lakeshores and moist meadows. Carex sheldonii produces triangular stems up to a meter tall from a network of rhizomes. The narrow, hairy leaves attach to the stems by reddish purple sheaths. The inflorescence is a solid, narrow cluster of flowers up to 50 centimeters long, holding up to 100 developing fruits.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3.3 ft (1 m)

Flower Color
Purple, Red

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
624' - 6557'

Annual Precip. ?
13.9" - 95.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.94" - 2.49"

Coldest Month ?
30.2° F - 43.7° F

Hottest Month ?
57.3° F - 67.6° F

Humidity ?
0.52 vpd - 21.67 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

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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