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Carex brunnescens ssp. sphaerostachya

Carex brunnescens (Pers.) Poir. ssp. sphaerostachya (Tuck.) Kalela

Brownish Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex brunnescens var. sphaerostachya


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (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
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Nut

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.


USA: CO , CT , GA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex brunnescens ssp. sphaerostachya in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex brunnescens ssp. sphaerostachya in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex brunnescens ssp. sphaerostachya


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

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