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Carex basiantha (Willdenow's sedge)
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Carex basiantha

Carex basiantha Steud.

Willdenow's Sedge, Basal-fruit Caric Sedge, Widow Caric Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex willdenowii var. pauciflora

USDA Symbol: CABA24

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 1 foot in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers are inconspicuous. Flowering times given are actually fruiting times.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX
Native Distribution: Southeastern US.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 basiantha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex basiantha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex basiantha


Record Modified: 2023-03-23
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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