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Carex barbarae

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Carex barbarae

Species Name: Carex barbarae
Common Name: Santa Barbara Sedge

Recommended for pond edges and containers. Strong root system filters water and stabilizes soil. Can be invasive. Native to Santa Barbara.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 1' H x 3'+ W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath, NorthCoast Ranges, Foothills of the Cacscade and Sierra Nevada, Central Valley, South Coast
Natural Habitat: Seasonally wet places below 3000'

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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