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Carex albicans var. emmonsii

Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. var. emmonsii (Dewey ex Torr.) J. Rettig

Emmons' Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex emmonsii

USDA Symbol: CAALE

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
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.

Distribution

USA: CT , DC , DE , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Propagation

Propagation Material: Clump Division

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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