CPC Plant Profile: Bristley sedge
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Bristley sedge (Carex comosa)

  • Global Rank: N/A
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • State: AR, CA, IA, ID, IL, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OK, OR, TN, TX, VA, WA
  • Nature Serve ID: 141025
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 07/02/2021

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Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/17/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

In 2021, CPC contracted University of Washington Botanic Garden to recollect seed from a population currently held in long term orthodox seed storage as part of an IMLS-funded seed longevity experiment. The National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation will evaluate how germination tested viability and RNA Integrity of seed lots decline over time in storage.

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Taxon Carex comosa
Family Cyperaceae
CPC Number 449603
ITIS 39384
Common Names Longhair sedge | Comosa Sedge | Bristly Sedge | Carex à toupet
Associated Scientific Names
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Oregon S1
Washington S3
Idaho S2
Texas S1
Montana S1S2
Oklahoma S1
Arkansas S1
Mississippi S1
Missouri S2
Tennessee S2
Iowa S3
Illinois S3
North Carolina S3
New York S5
New Jersey S5
Virginia S5

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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