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Carex albicans var. albicans

Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. var. albicans

Whitetinge Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex artitecta, Carex artitecta var. subtilirostris, Carex emmonsii var. muehlenbergii, Carex nigromarginata var. muehlenbergii, Carex varia


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 Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Texture: Smooth
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time denotes fruiting period.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NS , ON , QC


Propagation Material: Clump Division

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 albicans var. albicans in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex albicans var. albicans in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex albicans var. albicans


Record Modified: 2023-06-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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