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Carex laxiculmis var. laxiculmis

Carex laxiculmis Schwein. var. laxiculmis

Spreading Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex absconditiformis, Carex ×absconditiformis


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Habitat: Low, wet, deciduous or mixed deciduous-evergreen forests, along edges of springs, seeps and streams, usually clay soils.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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