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Carex pedunculata

Carex pedunculata Muhl. ex Willd.

Longstalk sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: cape4

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

Small, tidy evergreen rosette-forming sedge of forest floor environments, leaves dark green with reddish bases. Will colonize slowly by seed. Rosettes 10cm across. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)

 

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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
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AL , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Forest

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL FACU OBL
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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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