Carex spectabilis
showy sedge

Distribution: Alaska to California, east to Alberta and Montana

Habitat: Damp meadows and other wet places, mid- to high elevations in the mountains

Flowers: June - August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex spectabilis Dewey
Publication: Amer. J. Sci. Arts. 29: 248, plate X, fig. 76. 1836. 1836.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex invisa L.H. Bailey
Carex nigella Boott
Carex spectabilis Dewey var. superba Holm
Carex tolmiei Boott
Carex tolmiei Boott var. invisa (L.H. Bailey) Kük.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Carex spectabilis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Carex spectabilis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex spectabilis photos.

USDA Plants: Carex spectabilis information.

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