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Carex echinata

Carex echinata Murray

Star sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: caec

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), HI (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Riparian,Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen,Fresh Water Aquatic

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex echinata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex echinata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex echinata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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