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Carex louisianica (Louisiana sedge)
Leander, Bruce

Carex louisianica

Carex louisianica L.H. Bailey

Louisiana sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CALO6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual
Fruit Type: Achene
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Swamp forests, forest openings.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: 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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1179 Collected 2008-07-01 in Montgomery County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-03-15
Research By: DEW

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