Carex comosa
bearded sedge, bristly sedge

Distribution: Widespread in eastern United States, occasional in Washington, Idaho and Montana

Habitat: Marshes and wet meadows from the lowlands to moderate elevations in the mountains

Flowers: May - July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex comosa Boott
Publication: Proc. Linn. Soc. London. 1: 258. 1846. 1846.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex comosa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Carex comosa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex comosa photos.

USDA Plants: Carex comosa information.

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