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Carex lacustris Willd.
Hairy sedge, Lakebank sedge
Synonym(s): Carex riparia var. lacustris
USDA Symbol: CALA16
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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.
, WV Canada: MB
, SK Native Distribution:
Que. to s. Man., s. to VA, TN
& KS Native Habitat:
Calcareous or neutral swamps; shallow water
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
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff