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Carex chordorrhiza

Carex chordorrhiza Ehrh. ex L. f.

Creeping sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

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USDA Symbol: CACH5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

Good fen indicator species - never found in bogs.(Wetland Plants)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.

Distribution

USA: AK , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NY , OR , PA , VT , WA , WI
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Bog/Fen

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex chordorrhiza in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex chordorrhiza in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex chordorrhiza

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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