Lyngbye’s sedge

Carex lyngbyei

Range: Common along the coast; amphiberingian, N to AK and S to CA; coastal E Asia

Description: Perennial herb from long, creeping rhizomes; stems 15-150 cm tall, arising singly or in small clumps.  Leaf blades 4 to 8 per stem, flat, the margins rolled-under, borne on the lower 1/2 of the stem, 2-12 mm wide, the lower ones reduced, persistent.  Inflorescence spikes 4 to 7, the terminal 2 or 3 linear, 1.5-5 cm long, long-stalked, with many male flowers; short-stalked.

Ecology: Salt marshes, estuaries and wet saline meadows.


  • Eflora
  • Pojar, J. and A. MacKinnon.  1994.  Plants of coastal British Columbia: including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Lone Pine Publishing. Vancouver. 528 p.

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