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Carex heteroneura

Carex heteroneura W. Boott

Different-nerve Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CAHE8

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

A 1-3 ft. sedge with culms and leaves occuring in dense or loose clumps.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

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: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB
Native Distribution: Mts. of CA, e. to NV
Native Habitat: Mt. meadows, forest openings & rocky slopes

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Mesic soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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