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Carex gynocrates (Northern bog sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex gynocrates

Carex gynocrates Wormsk. ex Drejer

Northern Bog Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex dioica ssp. gynocrates, Carex dioica var. gynocrates, Carex parallela

USDA Symbol: CAGY2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NJ , NV , NY , OR , PA , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS

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


Record Modified: 2012-07-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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