Carex pseudocyperus L.
Cypress-like sedge, Cypresslike sedge
Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
USDA Symbol: CAPS
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
DistributionUSA: CT , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , 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
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
North American Native Plant Society - Etobicoke, ON
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Carex pseudocyperus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex pseudocyperus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex pseudocyperus
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff