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Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd.
Awlfruit sedge, Awl-fruited sedge, Stalk-grain sedge
USDA Symbol: CAST5
A slender, bunchgrass-like plant, this perennial sedge grows 2-3 ft. tall, with a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on each stem. Leaves are coarse and elongate.
Makes up 25% of the diet of the swamp sparrow (Kershaw)
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Apr Bloom Notes: Perianth
, WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Transcontinental Canada, s. to FL, LA, KS
& CA Native Habitat:
Low, wet grounds
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
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
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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: 2013-07-11
Research By: TWC Staff