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Carex leptalea

Carex leptalea Wahlenb.

Bristlystalked sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: cale10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (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
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AK , AL , AR , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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