Threadleaf Sedge

Threadleaf Sedge Plant Information


Threadleaf Sedge grows in the following 17 states:

Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Nevada, North Dakota, Washington

Carex filifolia is a species of sedge known by the common name threadleaf sedge.

This sedge is native to much of western North America, from Alaska to California and Manitoba to New Mexico, where it grows in moist and dry habitat.
Carex filifolia produces clumps of stems which are rounded or triangular, wiry, and angled or curved, reaching up to about 35 centimeters long. The root network is extensive and it forms sod. The leaves are narrow and rolled tightly, appearing quill-like.
The inflorescence is up to 3 centimeters long and has flowers coated with reddish scales. The fruit is covered in a sac called a perigynium which is somewhat hairy. The plant produces some seeds, but mainly reproduces vegetatively.

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