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Carex lucorum

Carex lucorum Willd. ex Link

Blue Ridge Sedge, Fire Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CALU17

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 Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Terminal

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.

Distribution

USA: CT , GA , IL , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-06-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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