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Carex crinita var. brevicrinis

Carex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald

Fringed Sedge, Short Hair Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CACRB

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 5 feet 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.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Swamps, floodplain forests, wet meadows, marshes, bogs, stream edges, margins of lakes and ponds, roadside ditches.

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 crinita var. brevicrinis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex crinita var. brevicrinis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex crinita var. brevicrinis

Metadata

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

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