Carex utriculata is a species of sedge known by the common name Northwest Territory sedge.
This sedge is native to the northern half of North America, including most all of Canada and the northern United States, and down to montane California. It is also found in parts of Eurasia. It is a common plant in many types of wetland habitat.
Carex utriculata produces stems exceeding one meter-3 feet in maximum height from a thick network of long rhizomes. The inflorescence is a cylindrical mass of flowers up to about 40 centimeters long with an accompanying leaflike bract which is generally longer than the flower spike. Each inflorescence bears up to 200 developing fruits, each enclosed in a shiny green, golden or brown perigynium.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Carex utriculata
- USDA Plants Profile: Carex utriculata
- Flora of North America
- Carex utriculata - Photo gallery
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