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Carex laevivaginata (Smoothsheath sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex laevivaginata

Carex laevivaginata (Kük.) Mack.

Smoothsheath Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex stipata var. laevivaginata

USDA Symbol: CALA14

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 30 inches in height.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON

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


Record Modified: 2015-03-16
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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