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Carex aquatilis Wahlenb.
Leafy tussock sedge, Water sedge
USDA Symbol: CAAQ
A clumpy, 1-3 ft. sedge. Thick, smooth culms slightly exceed the leaves in height. Brown or blackish spikes are stiff and erect. A leaflike bract extends beyond the cluster of spikes.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Notes: Perianth
, WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Circumboreal at high latitudes, extending s. in N. America to NJ, IN, MO, KS, NM, AZ
& e. of the Cascades to CA Native Habitat:
Wet meadows and shallow water at northern latitudes or mid- to high-elevations
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Wet soil to shallow water.
Conditions Comments: Recommended for wetland restoration projects.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Toadshade Wildflower Farm
- Frenchtown, NJ
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff