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Carex nebrascensis

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Species Name: Carex nebrascensis
Common Name: Nebraska Sedge

This is a good sedge for high (and low) elevation gardens, as its native range extends to 7500'. Sedges make nice grass-like groundcovers and are excellent for erosion control in moist areas.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 1-3' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Tufted
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 7500'
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Endangered?:
Distribution: Klamath Range, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, Great Valley, Western Tranverse Ranges, San Jacinto, Great basin, Desert Mountains
Natural Habitat: Meadows, swamps below 7500'

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