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Carex glaucodea

Carex glaucodea Tuck. ex Olney

Blue Sedge, Blue Wood Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex flaccosperma var. glaucodea

USDA Symbol: CAGL6

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: moist to dry woods and fields

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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