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carex obnupta is a sedge that occurs in the far west of North America ranging form British Columbia to California. Chief characteristic habitats include wet meadows, pond shores and ditches ranging from sea level to 900 meters in elevation.

The species does not manifest a tufted growth form, but has a colonial occurrence, with an extensive underground rhizome network. The glabrous culms are angled and can attain a height of 1.2 meters. The leathery, glossy capsules are brown, veinless, with ellipsoid or obovoid shape.


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