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About Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea) Carex vulpinoidea is a species of sedge known by the common name fox sedge. It is native to North America, including most of Canada and the United States and part of Mexico, and it is known in Europe and New Zealand as an introduced species. The sedge lives in wet and seasonally wet habitat, and grows easily as a roadside weed. It produces clumps of stems up to a meter tall. The flower cluster is a dense, tangled cluster of many flower spikes up to about 10 centimeters long. Tolerates fluctuating water levels and periods of drying.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Grasses

Max. Height
3.3 ft (1 m)

Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Green

Flowering Season
Spring
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Wet places

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
1' - 3265'

Annual Precip. ?
13.8" - 62.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.23" - 1.47"

Coldest Month ?
34.7° F - 50.1° F

Hottest Month ?
64.0° F - 75.9° F

Humidity ?
1.37 vpd - 26.03 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers loamy or clay soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils.

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Rarely 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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