Page author: David Giblin
Carex mertensii
Mertens' sedge

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Alberta and western Montana.

Habitat: Wet, open or shaded areas from the lowlands to near timberline

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Carex mertensii J.D. Prescott ex Bong.
Publication: Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans. 2: 168. 1832.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex columbiana Dewey
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex mertensii checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Carex mertensii information.

E-Flora BC: Carex mertensii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex mertensii photos.

USDA Plants: Carex mertensii information.

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