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Carex circinata

Carex circinata C.A. Mey.

Coiled Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)


USDA Symbol: CACI5

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Cliffs, talus slopes, rocky knolls.

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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