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Carex flaccosperma (Thinfruit sedge)
Romfh, Peggy

Carex flaccosperma

Carex flaccosperma Dewey

Thinfruit Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CAFL3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf Shape: Oblong
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Spike

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-07-20
Research By: SET

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