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Carex lupuliformis (False hop sedge)
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Carex lupuliformis

Carex lupuliformis Sartwell ex Dewey

False Hop Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CALU3

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

Found in forested wetlands throughout much of eastern North America but not common, Carex lupuliformis is listed as endangered by SARA (Species at Risk Act) in Canada.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: AR , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 lupuliformis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex lupuliformis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex lupuliformis


Record Modified: 2023-03-29
Research By: TWC Staff

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