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Tioga Pass Sedge
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About Tioga Pass Sedge (Carex tiogana) Carex tiogana is a rare species of sedge known by the common name Tioga sedge. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the Sierra Nevada in Mono County. There are four small occurrences. The Carex tiogana sedge grows in clumps of stems up to 75 mm (3. 0 in) long. The narrow, rough-edged leaves are sickle-shaped. It grows in meadows and next to lakes at elevations of 3,090-3,310 m (10,140-10,860 ft). This sedge is very similar to Carex capillaris and some authors argue it should be treated as a subtaxon of that species.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
988' - 11937'

Annual Precip. ?
18.9" - 49.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.32" - 2.60"

Coldest Month ?
21.8° F - 49.3° F

Hottest Month ?
42.0° F - 75.5° F

Humidity ?
1.52 vpd - 23.43 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Tioga 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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