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Carex lacustris Willd.
Hairy sedge, Lakebank sedge
USDA Symbol: CALA16
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A stout, slender, grasslike plant with a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on the stem. Lakebank sedge is 1 1/2-4 ft. in height with bluish-green leaves.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
May , Jun , Jul Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
CT , DC , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: MB
, SK Native Distribution:
Que. to s. Man., s. to VA, TN & KS Native Habitat:
Calcareous or neutral swamps; shallow water USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Wet soil to standing water.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff