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Carex baltzellii (Baltzell's sedge)
Cressler, Alan

Carex baltzellii

Carex baltzellii Chapm. ex Dewey

Baltzell's Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CABA8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 16 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Scales of staminate and pistillate flowers are reddish-purple, often appearing black.


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-23
Research By: JAM

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