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Carex atlantica ssp. capillacea

Carex atlantica L.H. Bailey ssp. capillacea (L.H. Bailey) Reznicek

Prickly Bog Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex atlantica var. capillacea, Carex atlantica var. capillaceae, Carex delicatula, Carex howei, Carex howei var. capillacea, Carex interior var. capillacea, Carex mohriana


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
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene , Nut

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.


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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Additional resources

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


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

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