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Carex juniperorum

Carex juniperorum Catling, Reznicek & Crins

Juniper Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CAJU2

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

Listed as an endangered species. Found only in the Salmon River alvar ansi.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Alvar

Growing Conditions

Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Additional resources

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


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

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