Page author: David Giblin
Carex hystericina
porcupine sedge

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Shores, swales, marshes, springs, and wet meadows;

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Carex hystericina Muhl. ex Willd.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 4(1): 282. 1805.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex hystricina misspelled [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex hystericina checklist entry

OregonFlora: Carex hystericina information

E-Flora BC: Carex hystericina atlas page

CalPhotos: Carex hystericina photos

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