Carex obnupta (Slough sedge)

Cool season, sod-forming, native perennial grasslike common to the Pacific Coast region. Deep rhizomes and tough leaves with sharp edges. Often a dominant species in marshes, wet meadows, riverbanks, coastal dunes and salt marshes. Confined to lower elevations. Useful for wetland and riparian restoration. Provides valuable feed and nesting for waterfowl.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Cyperacea

Duration: Perennial, long lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 36 in.

Annual Precipitation: 40-65 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.5-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 567,000

Seeding Rate: 4-6 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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