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Carex crinita (Fringed sedge)
San Antonio River Authority

Carex crinita

Carex crinita Lam.

Fringed sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CACR6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Robust with long, nodding spikes and strap-like leaves. Striking in appearance. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf: Green
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Riparian

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW 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.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
Ohio Prairie Nursery - Hiram, OH

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

North American Native Plant Society - Etobicoke, ON
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 1102 Collected May 5, 1991 in Bexar County by Harold C. Walker

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Bibliography

Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-06-30
Research By: TWC Staff

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