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Carex billingsii

Carex billingsii (O.W. Knight) Kirschb.

Billings' Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex trisperma var. billingsii

USDA Symbol: CABI22

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
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.


USA: CT , MA , ME , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , VT
Canada: NB , NS , PE

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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex trisperma var. billingsii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex trisperma var. billingsii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex trisperma var. billingsii


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

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