Page author: David Giblin
Carex aurea
golden sedge, pumpkin sedge

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, Great Lakes region, and eastern North America.

Habitat: Moist or wet places from the lowlands to near timberline in the mountains

Flowers: April-August

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex aurea Nutt.
Publication: Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 205. 1818.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex aurea checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Carex aurea atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex aurea photos.

USDA Plants: Carex aurea information.

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