Slough Sedge

Carex obnupta
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: tl’utl’
  • Description: Perennial, densely-tufted herb from long creeping rhizomes to 150 cm. Male flower spikes are borne above female spikes in a terminal inflorescence.
  • Habitat: Swamps, marshes, riverbanks, wet meadows, and depressions.
  • Pair with: Western redcedar, willows, hardhack, small-headed bulrush, salmonberry.
  • Fun Fact: Slough sedge is the most common sedge on Galiano Island, and is found in areas that are seasonally wet. It is a traditional basketry plant, as well as an important component of local wetland ecosystems.

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