Page author: David Giblin
Carex livida
pale sedge

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Alberta, Montana, Colorado, and eastern North America; also in South America; circumpolar.

Habitat: Peatlands, stream banks, and wet open forests from lowlands to montane.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex livida (Wahlenb.) Willd.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 4(1): 285. 1805. 1805.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex limosa L. var. livida Wahlenb.
Carex livida (Wahlenb.) Willd. var. grayana (Dewey) Fernald
Carex livida (Wahlenb.) Willd. var. radicaulis Paine [KZ99]
Carex livida (Wahlenb.) Willd. var. rufiniformis Fernald [KZ99]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex livida checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Carex livida information.

E-Flora BC: Carex livida atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex livida photos.

USDA Plants: Carex livida information.

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