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Carex baileyi (Bailey's sedge)
Brundage, Stephanie

Carex baileyi

Carex baileyi Britton

Bailey's Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CABA7

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 2 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AR , IL , KY , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NY , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: QC

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 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-05
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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