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Carex appalachica

Carex appalachica J. Webber & P.W. Ball

Appalachian Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CAAP5

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf Margin: Serrulate
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Texture: Spongy
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green


USA: CT , GA , KY , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade

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


Record Modified: 2013-06-25
Research By: SET

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