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Useful Temperate Plants

Carex vesicaria

L.

Cyperaceae

+ Synonyms

Carex bongardiana C.A.Mey.

Carex exsiccata globosa (Olney) L.H.Bailey

Carex exsiccata pungens L.H.Bailey

Carex furcata Lapeyr.

Carex miliaris raeana (Boott) Kük.

Carex monile colorata L.H.Bailey

Carex monile monstrosa L.H.Bailey

Carex monile obtusisquamis (L.H.Bailey) L.H.Bailey

Carex monile pacifica L.H.Bailey

Carex monile raeana (Boott) L.H.Bailey

Carex pendula Moench

Carex pulla sibirica Christ

Carex raeana Boott

Carex suilla J.Fellm.

Carex udensis Meinsh.

Carex vaseyi Dewey

Trasus vesicarius (L.) Gray

Common Name:

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General Information

Carex vesicaria is a perennial plant growing from a branching, stoloniferous rootstock. It produces dense to loose clusters of grass-like leaves around 30 - 100cm tall, spreading to form colonies[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

Range

Eurasia - Europe to west Siberia, Kazakhstan and Iran; N. America - British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to California, Kentucky, N. Carolina

Habitat

Swamps, wet thickets, wet depressions in forests, marshes, sedge meadows, bogs, stream, pond, and lakeshores, often in sites inundated in spring and dry during summer; at elevations from sea level to 3,300 metres[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
]

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Plants are very resistant to the effects of fire - although top growth is killed off, the plant regenerates rapidly from the roots[
1882
Title
Major Indicator Shrubs and Herbs in Riparian Zones on National Forests of Central Oregon.
Publication
 
Author
Kovalchik B.L.; Hopkins W.E. & Brunsfeld S.J.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service; Pacific Northwest Region
Year
1988
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Edible Uses

We have no specific information for this species, but the young shoots and tender leaf bases of almost all species in this genus have a sweet flavour[
212
Title
A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
Publication
 
Author
Craighead. J., Craighead. F. and Davis. R.
Publisher
The Riverside Press
Year
1963
ISBN
63-7093
Description
Excellent little pocket guide to the area, covering 590 species and often giving details of their uses.
]. They furnish a tasty nibble and make an excellent emergency food in the wild since they are widely available[
212
Title
A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
Publication
 
Author
Craighead. J., Craighead. F. and Davis. R.
Publisher
The Riverside Press
Year
1963
ISBN
63-7093
Description
Excellent little pocket guide to the area, covering 590 species and often giving details of their uses.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The plant is used for making paper[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

The leaves are used for making mats[
1882
Title
Major Indicator Shrubs and Herbs in Riparian Zones on National Forests of Central Oregon.
Publication
 
Author
Kovalchik B.L.; Hopkins W.E. & Brunsfeld S.J.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service; Pacific Northwest Region
Year
1988
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The leaves of most species in this genus can be used to make a soft, insulated bedding for sleeping on when camping etc[
212
Title
A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
Publication
 
Author
Craighead. J., Craighead. F. and Davis. R.
Publisher
The Riverside Press
Year
1963
ISBN
63-7093
Description
Excellent little pocket guide to the area, covering 590 species and often giving details of their uses.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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