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Carex backii

Carex backii Boott

Back's Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex backii var. subrostrata, Carex durifolia, Carex durifolia var. subrostrata

USDA Symbol: CABA3

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
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

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


USA: CO , IA , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OR , PA , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB

Additional resources

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


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

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