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Narrow-fruited Sedge
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Carex specifica
  

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About Narrow-fruited Sedge (Carex specifica) Carex specifica is a species of sedge known by the common name narrowfruit sedge. This sedge is native to montane California, such as the Sierra Nevada and Klamath Mountains, and in far northwestern Nevada. Carex specifica grows in dry areas in mountain forests and meadows. This sedge is native to montane California, such as the Sierra Nevada and Klamath Mountains, and in far northwestern Nevada. Carex specifica grows in dry areas in mountain forests and meadows. Carex specifica produces dense clumps of stems up to about 85 centimeters in maximum height. The inflorescence is a dense green to gold cluster of flower spikes up to 5 centimeters long. The fruit is enclosed in a very narrow, pointed green to straw colored perigynium.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Grasses

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
376' - 11628'

Annual Precip. ?
11.1" - 115.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.25" - 4.02"

Coldest Month ?
21.1° F - 54.1° F

Hottest Month ?
41.2° F - 74.1° F

Humidity ?
0.71 vpd - 19.26 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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