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Carex vesicaria
inflated sedge, oxbow sedge

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California.

Habitat: Swales, wet meadows, shores, seasonal pools, and peatlands.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Carex vesicaria L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 979. 1753 (as vesicariu). 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex vesicaria L. var. vesicaria [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex vesicaria checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Carex vesicaria information.

E-Flora BC: Carex vesicaria atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex vesicaria photos.

USDA Plants: Carex vesicaria information.

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