kids encyclopedia robot

Carex tiogana facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Carex tiogana
Conservation status

Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Genus:
Carex
Species:
tiogana

Carex tiogana is a rare species of sedge known by the common name Tioga sedge.

It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the Sierra Nevada in Mono County. There are four small occurrences.

Description

The Carex tiogana sedge grows in clumps of stems up to 75 mm (3.0 in) long. The narrow, rough-edged leaves are sickle-shaped. It grows in meadows and next to lakes at elevations of 3,090–3,310 m (10,140–10,860 ft).

This sedge is very similar to Carex capillaris and some authors argue it should be treated as a subtaxon of that species.

kids search engine
Carex tiogana Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.