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Carex bicknellii (Bicknell's sedge)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Carex bicknellii

Carex bicknellii Britton

Bicknell's sedge, Prairie sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex bicknellii var. bicknellii, Carex brevior var. crawei

USDA Symbol: cabi3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.


USA: CT , DE , IA , IL , IN , KS , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SD , VT , WI
Canada: MB , ON

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist , Wet

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store


Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex bicknellii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex bicknellii in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
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