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Carex limosa
  

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About Mud Sedge (Carex limosa) Carex limosa is a species of sedge known by the common names bog-sedge, mud sedge and shore sedge. This sedge is an aquatic or shore plant which can most often be found in peat bogs in mountains. It is widely distributed across North America and northern Eurasia. Carex limosa has a large rhizome and hairy roots. It produces a stem which is generally just under half a meter in height and has a few basal leaves which are long and threadlike. The tip of the stem is often occupied by a staminate spikelet, and below this hang one or more nodding pistillate spikelets. Some spikelets may have both male and female parts, however. Each fruit is a few millimeters long and spade-shaped.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Grasses

Max. Height
1.8 ft (0.5 m)

Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Slow

Flower Color
Green

Flowering Season
Spring
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
376' - 9699'

Annual Precip. ?
14.4" - 89.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.26" - 2.36"

Coldest Month ?
25.4° F - 52.8° F

Hottest Month ?
50.2° F - 77.4° F

Humidity ?
0.90 vpd - 17.69 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Shore Sedge, Bog-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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