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Carex albursina (White bear sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex albursina

Carex albursina Sheldon

White Bear Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex laxiflora var. latifolia

USDA Symbol: CAAL11

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Apex: Obtuse
Inflorescence: Spike

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , GA , IA , IL , IN , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-16
Research By: SET

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