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Carex aggregata

Carex aggregata Mack.

Glomerate Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex sparganioides var. aggregata

USDA Symbol: CAAG2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: AR , DC , DE , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MD , MI , MO , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SD , TN , TX , VA , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Meadows, thickets, open forests, usually on calcareous soils.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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