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Carex albicans var. australis

Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. var. australis (L.H. Bailey) J. Rettig

Bellow's-Beak Sedge, Covered Sedge, Stellate Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex emmonsii var. australis, Carex physorhyncha, Carex varia var. australis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Dry to mesic, level areas of sandy loam, occasionally on sandy loam-clay mixtures, in partial shade of hardwood or mixed-pine forests.

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


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

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