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Home > Landscaping > Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens and Restoration Projects



Carex cusickii

Cusick's Sedge

Flower color: green
Wet soil


At a Glance: A woodland sedge with grass-like leaves and small clusters of tiny greenish flowers.

Growth Form: Graminoid.
Stems: Has red or coppery dots on sheaths.
Leaves: Leaves are generally shorter than flowering stems; size: 3-5 mm.
Flowers: Has more than 10 spikes in an uninterrupted head that tend to occur at irregular intervals; size: 3-8 cm.

Carex cusickii
Photo © 2003, Starflower Foundation
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Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
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wet
moist
dry

Wetland Indicator Status:
OBL (obligate wetland)
low elevation
mid elevation
sub-alpine
high elevation


Soil Preferences
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Habitat Preferences
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Wildlife Value
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Ethnobotanical Uses and Other Facts
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The landscaping and restoration information provided on this page is taken from the Starflower Foundation Image Herbarium. All photographs © Starflower Foundation unless otherwise noted.