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Carex echinata ssp. phyllomanica

Carex echinata Murray ssp. phyllomanica (W. Boott) Reznicek

Star Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex echinata var. phyllomanica, Carex phyllomanica

USDA Symbol: CAECP

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Coastal bogs, swamps, stream and lakeshores.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 echinata ssp. phyllomanica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex echinata ssp. phyllomanica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex echinata ssp. phyllomanica

Metadata

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

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