Carex amphibola Steud.
Creek Sedge, Eastern narrowleaf sedge
Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
Synonym(s): Carex grisea var. amphibola
USDA Symbol: CAAM8
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitUse Ornamental: Groundcover in moist woodland gardens.
Use Wildlife: Larval food for some Skippers. Seeds are eaten by turtles.
Larval Host: Some Skipper species.
Deer Resistant: High
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Carex amphibola in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex amphibola in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex amphibola
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff