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Carex leptalea ssp. harperi

Carex leptalea Wahlenb. ssp. harperi (Fernald) W. Stone

Bristly-stalk Sedge, Harper's Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex harperi, Carex leptalea var. harperi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IN , KY , LA , MD , MI , MS , NJ , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Mossy or wet woods, conifer swamps and bogs, wet, often calcareous (including subalpine) meadows, fens, swales, lakeshores, stream banks, damp shaded rock ledges, marshy fields, swampy ditches.

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


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

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