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Rusty Slender Sedge
Carex subfusca
  
About Rusty Slender Sedge (Carex subfusca) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Rusty Slender Sedge (Carex subfusca) is a native grass that grows in northern, southern and central California. It tends to grow in moist, open places, at elevations from 0-3000 feet. Like other wetland plants it will spread to fill any moist area. It will become deciduous in summer dryness.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
1 ft tall

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer Semi-Deciduous, Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Brown

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low, Moderate - High,

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / week once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -15° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates a variety of soils as long as adequate moisture is provided. Soil PH: 5.0 - 8.0

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Use with other wetland plants such as Stream Orchid, Leopard Lily, Seep Monkeyflower, Scarlet Monkeyflower, Hedge Nettle, various Rushes and Sedges

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Seasonally wet meadows, seeps, creeks

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 9.1" - 133.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 4.42", Coldest Month: 14.9" - 54.1", Hottest Month: 36.3" - 80.7", Humidity: 0.37" - 28.87", Elevation: 23" - 14083"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Brown 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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