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Sierra Nerved Sedge
Carex nervina
About Sierra Nerved Sedge (Carex nervina) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Carex nervina is a species of sedge known by the common name Sierra sedge. It is native to California and adjacent parts of Oregon and Nevada, where it grows mainly in mountain meadows. It forms thick clumps of spongy, winged stems up to about 70 centimeters tall. The flower cluster is a dense cluster of a few compact spikes up to 3 centimeters long. The fruit is coated in a shiny green or brown toothed perigynium.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

2.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported


Landscaping Information
Part Shade

Common uses
Common uses

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places

Annual Precipitation: 14.9" - 93.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.78" - 3.46", Coldest Month: 23.6" - 40.5", Hottest Month: 46.8" - 63.5", Humidity: 0.97" - 18.95", Elevation: 2453" - 9989"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sierra 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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