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Carex eburnea

Bristleleaf sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

USDA Symbol: CAEB2

USDA Native Status:

Distinctive Sedge. Thin, wiry leaves. Tuft forming; good for dry areas that are damp in spring, especially beneath cedars. Tiny, jet-black seeds in fall. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)

 

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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AK , AL , AR , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , ON
Native Habitat: Riparian,Swamp/Marsh,Rocky Bluff

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sand

From the National Suppliers Directory

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

Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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