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Carex debilis var. pubera

Carex debilis Michx. var. pubera A. Gray

White Edge Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex allegheniensis, Carex debilis ssp. pubera

USDA Symbol: CADEP

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 3 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 , DC , GA , KY , LA , MD , NC , NJ , PA , SC , TN , VA
Native Habitat: Edges, openings, paths and stream banks in dry to mesic deciduous forests, meadows, wet prairies, roadsides, usually on soils with pH below 6.

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

Metadata

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

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