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Carex leptalea
delicate sedge, jelly bean sedge

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Wet areas, both open and forested, from lowlands to subalpine.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex leptalea Wahlenb.
Publication: Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 24: 139. 1803. 1803.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex jimcalderi B. Boivin
Carex leptalea Wahlenb. ssp. leptalea [KZ99]
Carex leptalea Wahlenb. ssp. pacifica Calder & Roy L. Taylor
Carex leptalea Wahlenb. var. harperi (Fernald) Weath. & Griscom
Carex leptalea Wahlenb. var. tayloris B. Boivin
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex leptalea checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Carex leptalea atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex leptalea photos.

USDA Plants: Carex leptalea information.

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