Page author: David Giblin
Carex lasiocarpa
wiregrass sedge

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Utah, the Great Plains of Canada, and from the Great Lakes region to northeastern North America; circumboreal.

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh.
Publication: Hannover. Mag. 22: 132. 1784.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex lanuginosa Michx. [HC]
Carex lanuginosa Michx. var. americana (Fernald) B. Boivin
Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh. ssp. americana (Fernald) D. Löve & J.-P.Bernard
Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh. var. americana Fernald [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex lasiocarpa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Carex lasiocarpa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex lasiocarpa photos.

USDA Plants: Carex lasiocarpa information.

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