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Carex digitalis var. macropoda

Carex digitalis Willd. var. macropoda Fernald

Slender Wood Sedge, Slender Woodland Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)



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 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Mesic to dry-mesic, deciduous or mixed deciduous-evergreen forests, mixed soils.

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


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

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