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Carex nardina
spikenard sedge

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Oregon and Nevada, east to the Rocky Mountains, and east across northern Canada to eastern North America; circumpolar.

Habitat: Alpine rocky outcroppings, slopes, and ridges.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex nardina Fr.
Publication: Novit. Fl. Suec. Mant. 2: 55. 1839. 1839.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex elyniformis A.E. Porsild
Carex hepburnii Boott
Carex nardina Fr. ssp. hepburnii (Boott) Á. Löve, D. Löve & B.M. Kapoor [KZ99]
Carex nardina Fr. var. atriceps Kük.
Carex nardina Fr. var. hepburnii (Boott) Kük.
Carex stantonensis M.E. Jones
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex nardina checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Carex nardina atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex nardina photos.

USDA Plants: Carex nardina information.

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