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Carex atlantica ssp. atlantica

Carex atlantica L.H. Bailey ssp. atlantica

Prickly Bog Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex atlantica var. incomperta, Carex echinata var. conferta, Carex incomperta


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
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NS , PE

Additional resources

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


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

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