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Carex adusta

Carex adusta Boott

Lesser Brown Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CAAD2

USDA Native Status: L48 (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
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

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


USA: ID , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , PA , WI
Canada: NB , NS


Propagation Material: Clump Division

Additional resources

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


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

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