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Carex tenuiflora

Carex tenuiflora Wahlenb.

Sparseflower sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

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USDA Symbol: cate5

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Spike
Leaf: Pale green
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AK , CO , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NY , OH , VT , WA , WI
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen,Lakeshores

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL 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 tenuiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex tenuiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex tenuiflora

Metadata

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

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