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Cyperaceae[FNA23, HC, HC2](Sedge Family)
Synonyms:
(none)

Notes: Originally based on draft treatment by Peter Zika, March 2000; next updated 2004 based on Flora of North America, Volume 23; most recent update in 2009 based on "Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest" (SPNW) [2008].

References:

» Wilson, B. L., R. Brainerd, M. Huso, K. Kuykendall, D. Lytjen, B. Newhouse, N. Otting, S. Sundberg and P. Zika. 1999. Atlas of Oregon Carex. Native Plant Society of Oregon, Occasional Paper No. 1. Eugene, OR. 29 pp.

Family information last updated 11/19/2009 by David Giblin.

Taxon (native taxa in boldface)
Common Names
# Synonyms
Nevada bulrush
2 synonyms
river bulrush
3 synonyms
seacoast tuberous bulrush
2 synonyms
saltmarsh bulrush, seacoast bulrush
4 synonyms
abrupt-beaked sedge
0 synonyms
 
1 synonym
Carex albonigra Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
black-and-white-scaled sedge
0 synonyms
Carex amplifolia Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
big-leaf sedge
0 synonyms
Carex angustata Boott[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
many-fruit sedge, wide-fruited sedge
3 synonyms
grassy-slope arctic sedge, yellow-flowered sedge
0 synonyms
Carex aperta Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Columbia sedge
6 synonyms
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
 
0 synonyms
var. aquatilis[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
water sedge
5 synonyms
var. dives (T. Holm) Kük.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Sitka sedge
4 synonyms
Carex arcta Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
northern clustered sedge
4 synonyms
Carex atherodes Spreng.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
awned sedge, wheat sedge
0 synonyms
Carex athrostachya Olney[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
slender-beak sedge
1 synonym
Carex atrosquama Mack.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
black-scale sedge
4 synonyms
Carex aurea Nutt.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
golden sedge, pumpkin sedge
0 synonyms
Carex backii Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Back's sedge
0 synonyms
Bebb's sedge
1 synonym
Carex bolanderi Olney[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Bolander's sedge
2 synonyms
Plains oval sedge, short-beaked sedge
2 synonyms
Carex breweri Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Brewer's sedge
2 synonyms
brown sedge
0 synonyms
ssp. brunnescens[FNA23, HC2]
brownish sedge
10 synonyms
silver-spiked sedge
0 synonyms
Carex buxbaumii Wahlenb.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
brown bog sedge, Buxbaum's sedge
3 synonyms
Carex californica L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
California sedge
0 synonyms
Carex canescens L.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
silvery sedge
0 synonyms
ssp. canescens[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
grey sedge, silvery sedge
3 synonyms
Carex capillaris L.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
hair sedge
3 synonyms
Carex capitata L.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
capitate sedge
3 synonyms
cordroot sedge, creeping sedge, rope-root sedge
0 synonyms
Carex circinata C.A. Mey.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
coiled sedge
0 synonyms
Carex comosa Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
bearded sedge, bristly sedge
0 synonyms
Carex concinnoides Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
northwestern sedge, tetrastigmatic sedge
0 synonyms
cordilleran sedge
2 synonyms
Carex crawei Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Crawe's sedge
0 synonyms
Carex crawfordii Fernald[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Crawford's sedge
0 synonyms
Cusick's sedge
1 synonym
Carex davyi Mack.[FNA23, HC2]
Constance's sedge, Davy's sedge
1 synonym
mountain mat sedge
0 synonyms
northern sedge
3 synonyms
dense sedge
7 synonyms
Carex deweyana Schwein.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
dewey's sedge
0 synonyms
var. deweyana[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Dewey's sedge
0 synonyms
Carex diandra Schrank[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
lesser panicled sedge, lesser tussock sedge
0 synonyms
Carex disperma Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
short-leaf sedge
1 synonym
Leers's sedge
0 synonyms
 
0 synonyms
Carex douglasii Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Douglas' sedge
0 synonyms
bristle-leaved sedge
0 synonyms
 
1 synonym
ssp. echinata[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
star sedge
2 synonyms
coastal star sedge
1 synonym
Mt. Adams sedge
3 synonyms
Carex exsiccata L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
big inflated sedge
1 synonym
Carex feta L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
green-sheath sedge
1 synonym
Carex filifolia Nutt.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
thread-leaved sedge
0 synonyms
var. filifolia[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
thread-leaf sedge
1 synonym
Carex flava L.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
yellow sedge, yellow-green sedge
4 synonyms
Carex fracta Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
fragile-sheath sedge
0 synonyms
Carex geyeri Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
elk sedge, Geyer's sedge
0 synonyms
northern bog sedge
2 synonyms
Carex halliana L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Hall's sedge
1 synonym
Carex hassei L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
false golden sedge
1 synonym
Carex haydeniana Olney[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
cloud sedge, Hayden's sedge
4 synonyms
Carex hendersonii L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Henderson's sedge
0 synonyms
Carex heteroneura W. Boott[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
different-veined sedge, smooth-fruited sedge
1 synonym
Carex hoodii Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Hood's sedge
0 synonyms
porcupine sedge
1 synonym
Carex illota L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
small-head sedge
0 synonyms
Carex infirminervia Naczi[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
weak-veined sedge
1 synonym
long-stolon sedge
0 synonyms
ssp. inops[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
long-stolon sedge
3 synonyms
Carex integra Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
smooth-beaked sedge
0 synonyms
Carex interior L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
inland sedge
1 synonym
Carex interrupta Boeckeler[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
green-fruited sedge, interrupted sedge
1 synonym
Carex jonesii L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Jones' sedge
1 synonym
 
0 synonyms
few-ribbed sedge
4 synonyms
Kellogg's sedge, lakeshore sedge
5 synonyms
Carex kobomugi Ohwi[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Japanese sedge
0 synonyms
lake sedge
0 synonyms
Carex laeviculmis Meinsh.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
smooth-stemmed sedge
1 synonym
Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
wiregrass
2 synonyms
Carex leporina L.[HC, HC2, SPNW]
oval broom sedge
0 synonyms
Carex leporinella Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Sierra hare sedge
0 synonyms
Carex leptalea Wahlenb.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
delicate sedge, jelly bean sedge
5 synonyms
Carex leptopoda Mack.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
short-scaled sedge, slenderfoot sedge
3 synonyms
Carex limosa L.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
mud sedge
0 synonyms
Carex livida (Wahlenb.) Willd.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
livid sedge, pale sedge
4 synonyms
Carex longii Mack.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Long's sedge
0 synonyms
Carex luzulina Olney[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
spring sedge, woodrush sedge
4 synonyms
Carex lyngbyei Hornem.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Lyngbye's sedge
4 synonyms
Falkland Island sedge
0 synonyms
bighead sedge
1 synonym
Carex macrochaeta C.A. Mey.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Alaska long-awn sedge
0 synonyms
boreal bog sedge, poor sedge
0 synonyms
poor sedge
3 synonyms
Montana sedge, Scandinavian sedge
6 synonyms
Mertens' sedge
1 synonym
Carex micropoda C.A. Mey.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
timberline sedge
4 synonyms
Carex microptera Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
small-winged sedge
6 synonyms
Carex nardina Fr.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
spikenard sedge
6 synonyms
Carex nebrascensis Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Nebraska sedge
4 synonyms
Carex neurophora Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
alpine nerve sedge
1 synonym
Carex nigricans C.A. Mey.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
black alpine sedge
0 synonyms
Carex nudata W. Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
torrent sedge
5 synonyms
Carex obnupta L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
slough sedge
1 synonym
Carex obtusata Lilj.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
blunt sedge
0 synonyms
furrowed broomsedge
1 synonym
thick-head sedge
7 synonyms
Carex pallescens L.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
pale green sedge
1 synonym
Carex pansa L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
sand sedge
1 synonym
Carex pauciflora Lightf.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
few-flowered edge
0 synonyms
woolly sedge
1 synonym
Carex pendula Huds.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
pendulous sedge
0 synonyms
Carex petasata Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Liddon's sedge
1 synonym
Carex phaeocephala Piper[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
mountain hare sedge
0 synonyms
Carex pluriflora Hultén[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
black bog sedge
2 synonyms
Carex praeceptorum Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
teacher's sedge
3 synonyms
Carex praegracilis W. Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
clustered field sedge
0 synonyms
Carex praticola Rydb.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
northern meadow sedge
3 synonyms
Carex preslii Steud.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Presl's sedge
0 synonyms
Carex proposita Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Smoky Mountain sedge
0 synonyms
Carex raynoldsii Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Raynolds' sedge
1 synonym
Carex retrorsa Schwein.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
retrorse sedge
0 synonyms
Carex rossii Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Ross' sedge
6 synonyms
Carex rostrata Stokes[HC, HC2, FNA23, SPNW]
northern beaked sedge
1 synonym
Carex saxatilis L.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
limestone sedge, russet sedge
7 synonyms
Carex scirpoidea Michx.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
single-spike sedge
2 synonyms
western single-spiked sedge
2 synonyms
ssp. scirpoidea[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
northern single-spike sedge
6 synonyms
Alaska singlespike sedge
2 synonyms
pointed broomsedge
1 synonym
Carex scopulorum T. Holm[FNA23, HC, HC2]
 
0 synonyms
Sierra alpine sedge
3 synonyms
firethread sedge
2 synonyms
Carex sheldonii Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
Sheldon's sedge
0 synonyms
Carex siccata Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
dry-spike sedge
5 synonyms
Carex simulata Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
analogue sedge
0 synonyms
Carex spectabilis Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
showy sedge
5 synonyms
riverbank sedge
0 synonyms
 
0 synonyms
var. stipata[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
awl-fruited sedge, sawbeak sedge
2 synonyms
Carex straminiformis L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
Mt. Shasta sedge
0 synonyms
Carex stylosa C.A. Mey.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
long-style sedge
3 synonyms
small-bracted sedge
0 synonyms
Carex subfusca W. Boott[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
rusty sedge
3 synonyms
Carex sychnocephala J. Carey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
many-headed sedge
0 synonyms
Carex sylvatica Huds.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
European woodland sedge
0 synonyms
Carex tahoensis Smiley[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Lake Tahoe sedge
1 synonym
Carex tenera Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2]
quill sedge, slender sedge
1 synonym
Carex tenuiflora Wahlenb.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
sparse-flower sedge
0 synonyms
tribulation sedge
0 synonyms
var. tribuloides[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
blunt broom sedge
1 synonym
Carex tumulicola Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
foothill sedge
0 synonyms
Carex unilateralis Mack.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
one-sided sedge
0 synonyms
Carex utriculata Boott[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
beaked sedge, inflated sedge, Northwest Territory sedge
4 synonyms
Carex vallicola Dewey[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
valley sedge
2 synonyms
Carex vernacula L.H. Bailey[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
foetid sedge
2 synonyms
Carex vesicaria L.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
inflated sedge, oxbow sedge
1 synonym
green sedge
0 synonyms
ssp. viridula[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
greenish sedge, little green sedge
10 synonyms
Carex vulpinoidea Michx.[FNA23, HC, HC2, SPNW]
fox sedge
10 synonyms
short-stemmed sedge, Zika's sedge
2 synonyms
sharp-pointed flatsedge, taper-tip flatsedge
2 synonyms
shining flatsedge
2 synonyms
umbrella flatsedge
0 synonyms
tall flatsedge
1 synonym
redroot flatsedge
5 synonyms
Cyperus esculentus L.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
yellow nut-grass
0 synonyms
yellow nutgrass
7 synonyms
Cyperus fuscus L.[FNA23, HC2]
brown galingale
0 synonyms
Great Plains flatsedge
1 synonym
ssp. lupulinus[FNA23, HC2]
Great Plains flatsedge
2 synonyms
scented flatsedge
0 synonyms
sand flatsedge
1 synonym
awned flatsedge
6 synonyms
Cyperus strigosus L.[FNA23, HC, HC2]
false flatsedge, straw-colored flatsedge
5 synonyms
three-way sedge
3 synonyms
needle spikerush
5 synonyms
purple spikerush
2 synonyms
pretty spikerush
2 synonyms
Bolander's spikerush
0 synonyms
dwarf spike-rush
2 synonyms
Engelman spikerush
6 synonyms
bald spike-rush, redfoot spike-rush
0 synonyms
capitate spike-rush
0 synonyms
creeping spikerush
2 synonyms
soft-stem spike-rush
1 synonym
ssp. mamillata[FNA23, HC2]
 
0 synonyms
blunt spikerush
5 synonyms
ovoid spikerush
3 synonyms
common spikerush
4 synonyms
little-head spikerush
4 synonyms
few-flowered spike-rush
5 synonyms
walking sedge, beaked spikerush
1 synonym
Suksdorf spikerush
2 synonyms
slender spike-rush
0 synonyms
many-spiked bog cotton, many-spiked cotton-grass
0 synonyms
ssp. angustifolium[FNA23, HC2]
many-spiked cottongrass
1 synonym
Chamisso's cotton-grass, russet cottongrass
7 synonyms
slender cottongrass
2 synonyms
tawny cottongrass
0 synonyms
tassel cottongrass
1 synonym
low clubrush, low lateral clubrush
3 synonyms
Eurasian bulrush, bristle-leaf sedge
1 synonym
Bellard's kobresia, Pacific bog sedge
1 synonym
halfchaff sedge
4 synonyms
small-flowered halfchaff edge
9 synonyms
western halfchaff sedge
2 synonyms
white beakrush
5 synonyms
hardstem bulrush, viscous bulrush, common tule
6 synonyms
Olney's three-square bulrush
2 synonyms
slender bulrush
2 synonyms
Kukenthal's bulrush
0 synonyms
ricefield bulrush, rough-seed bulrush
1 synonym
chairmaker's clubrush, common three square
2 synonyms
Rocky Mountain bulrush
3 synonyms
swaying clubrush, water clubrush
1 synonym
great bulrush, soft-stem bulrush
7 synonyms
rounded three square
1 synonym
common woolly sedge
2 synonyms
cottongrass bulrush
6 synonyms
panicled bulrush, small fruited bulrush
4 synonyms
pale bulrush
1 synonym
tufted clubrush
5 synonyms