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Carex amphibola Steud.
Creek Sedge, Eastern narrowleaf sedge
Synonym(s): Carex grisea var. amphibola
USDA Symbol: caam8
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Mar , Apr , May , Jun Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
, WV Canada: NB
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
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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TXMt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff