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Carex bulbostylis (False hair sedge )
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Carex bulbostylis

Carex bulbostylis Mack.

False Hair Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex amphibola var. globosa

USDA Symbol: CABU4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AR , LA , MS , OK , TN , TX

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.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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