Carex aquatilis

Distribution: Circumboreal at high latitudes; east of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon

Habitat: Standing water or saturated soil, foothills to near timberline in the mountains

Flowers: June - August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb.
Publication: Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 24: 165. 1803.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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var. aquatilis – water sedge
var. dives – Sitka sedge    Chiefly west of the Cascade crest, Alaska to California, and in northern Idaho
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex aquatilis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Carex aquatilis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex aquatilis photos.

USDA Plants: Carex aquatilis information.

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