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Carex canescens ssp. disjuncta

Carex canescens L. ssp. disjuncta (Fernald) Toivonen

Silvery Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex canescens var. disjuncta


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 Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Fruiting Apr - Jul.


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

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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