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Carex cephaloidea

Carex cephaloidea (Dewey) Dewey

Thinleaf Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex sparganioides var. cephaloidea

USDA Symbol: CACE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.


USA: CT , IA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: NB

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.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI

Additional resources

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


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

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