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Carex pseudocyperus L.
Cypress-like sedge, Cypresslike sedge
USDA Symbol: CAPS
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A slender but stout, grass-like plant with long, rough-margined leaves and a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on the stem. The 2-3 ft. stems grow in clumps.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Jun , Jul , Aug Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
, WI Canada: MB
, QC Native Distribution:
Nf. to Sask., s. to ME, CT,
n. PA, MI, WI
& MN Native Habitat:
Shallow water; swamps; bogs
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
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
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.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
North American Native Plant Society
- Etobicoke, ON
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff