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Carex communis

Carex communis L.H. Bailey

Fibrousroot Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CACO7

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom Time refers to fruiting period.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Additional resources

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


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

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