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Carex amphibola Steud.
Creek Sedge, Eastern narrowleaf sedge
Synonyms: Carex amphibola var. turgida
USDA Symbol: caam8
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May , Jun Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, ON USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitUse Ornamental: Groundcover in moist woodland gardens.
Use Wildlife: Larval food for some Skippers. Seeds are eaten by turtles.
Larval Host: Some Skipper species.
Deer Resistant: High
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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff