Carex pellita (Wooly sedge)

Also know as Carex lanuginosa. Cool season, native, rhizomatous grasslike perennial. Occurs in marshy wetland areas and moist prairies. Moderate to high palatability to livestock and wildlife, and seeds are consumed by waterfowl. Useful for riparian and wetland reclamation.

DISTRIBUTION / ADAPTATION

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Cyperaceae

Duration: Perennial, long lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 12-30 in.

Annual Precipitation: 14+ in.

Drought Tolerance: No

Shade Tolerance: None

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No 

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: 

CaCO3 Tolerance:

pH Range: 7.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound:

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None


ADDITIONAL LINKS

USDA PLANTS Profile

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria