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Carex echinata
star sedge

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Great Plains, Great Lakes region, and eastern North America; circumboreal.

Habitat: Swamps, bogs and other wet places, from the lowlands to middle elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Carex echinata Murray
Publication: Prodr. Stirp. Goett. 76. 1770.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex muricata L., misapplied [FNA23, HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Carex echinata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Carex echinata checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Carex echinata information.

E-Flora BC: Carex echinata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex echinata photos.

USDA Plants: Carex echinata information.

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