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Carex obispoensis

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Species Name: Carex obispoensis
Common Name: San Luis Obispo Sedge

One of few moderately drought-tolerant sedges. Handsome, coarse, yellow-green plant great as a back drop. Will tolerate full sun to full shade. Threatened by grazing.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 2-5' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Infrequent to regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 2-2-3
Distribution: San Luis Obispo Co.
Natural Habitat: Springs, streamsides, on serpentine below 1,800 ft

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