Page author: David Giblin
Carex lyngbyei
Lyngbye's sedge

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across Canada to Greenland and Europe.

Habitat: Coastal marshes and tidal flats.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Carex lyngbyei Hornem.
Publication: Fl. Dan. 11(32): 6, plate 1888. 1827.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex cryptocarpa C.A. Mey.
Carex lyngbei Hornem. var. cryptocarpa (C.A. Mey.) Hultén
Carex lyngbyei Hornem. var. robusta (L.H. Bailey) Cronquist [HC]
Carex salina Wahlenb. var. robusta L.H. Bailey
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex lyngbyei checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Carex lyngbyei information.

E-Flora BC: Carex lyngbyei atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex lyngbyei photos.

USDA Plants: Carex lyngbyei information.

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