COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Baikal Sedge Carex sabulosa in Canada

Baikal sedge, Carex sabulosa, is a tufted perennial plant with long rhizomes. The stems are 15-35 cm long, weak, arching, with mature fruiting heads often touching the ground. The 1-3.5 mm wide leaves are thick at the base, grayish-green, flat with margins curled inward. The leaves have purplish sheaths and are mostly shorter than the stems. The 2-5 cm long inflorescence consists of 3 to 5 spikes. The club-shaped terminal spike has female flowers positioned above the male flowers while the lateral spikes have female flowers only.

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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3
Tel: 819-938-4125
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