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Carex lemmonii

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Species Name: Carex lemmonii
Common Name: Lemon's Sedge

Excellent high elevation marsh plant. Provides good cover for nesting birds. Fast growing-recommended near pond or in containers. Spreads by rhizomes. Tolerates heavy soil.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright, clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to regular
Cold Hardy to: 2000 - 6000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Brownish
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, North Coast Range, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mtns, San Jacinto Mtns
Natural Habitat: Marshes, bogs

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