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Foetid Sedge
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About Foetid Sedge (Carex vernacula) Carex vernacula is a species of sedge known by the common name native sedge. This sedge is native to the western United States, where it grows in moist mountain habitat in alpine climates and higher subalpine elevations. It often arises in cold pools of snowmelt. This sedge is native to the western United States, where it grows in moist mountain habitat in alpine climates and higher subalpine elevations. It often arises in cold pools of snowmelt. Carex vernacula produces clumps of erect stems 30 to 40 centimeters in maximum height, and sometimes forms colonies connected by rhizome networks. The inflorescence is a dense, tangled clump of flower spikes. The fruit is coated in a green-edged brown perigynium.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Grasses

Flower Color
Green, Brown

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2330' - 13324'

Annual Precip. ?
17.3" - 120.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.87" - 4.10"

Coldest Month ?
18.2° F - 46.2° F

Hottest Month ?
38.9° F - 69.3° F

Humidity ?
0.94 vpd - 17.56 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Native 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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