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Carex jamesii (James' sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex jamesii

Carex jamesii Schwein.

James' Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex steudelii

USDA Symbol: CAJA2

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


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf Apex: Acute , Apiculate , Aristate , Obtuse
Inflorescence: Spike

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , AR , DC , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-16
Research By: SET

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