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Carex merritt-fernaldii

Carex merritt-fernaldii Mack.

Fernald's sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CAME12

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

Grows well with dry-land wildflowers and grasses. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 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: CT , KS , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NY , RI , VT , WI
Canada: NB , ON
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field,Rocky Bluff

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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