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Carex laxiflora var. laxiflora

Carex laxiflora Lam. var. laxiflora

Broad Looseflower Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex anceps, Carex laxiflora var. patulifolia


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NS

Additional resources

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


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

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