Carex tenax Chapm.
Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
USDA Symbol: CATE12
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Puberulent
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Flowers are minute and not visible to the naked eye. Fruit (achenes) are produced in the late spring through summer.
DistributionUSA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX
Native Habitat: Dry to dry-mesic, longleaf pine and sand-hill savannas.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-13 Collected 2010-06-02 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Carex tenax in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex tenax in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-08-18
Research By: DEW