Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or you can choose a plant family:
Carex crinita var. crinita (Fringed sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex crinita var. crinita

Carex crinita Lam. var. crinita

Fringed Sedge, Long Hair Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex crinita var. minor, Carex crinita var. simulans


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


From the Image Gallery

2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

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 4-1/2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: swales, damp thickets, and low woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Clay, Loam


Attracts: Birds

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


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

Go back