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Carex magellanica ssp. irrigua (Boreal bog sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex magellanica ssp. irrigua

Carex magellanica Lam. ssp. irrigua (Wahlenb.) Hultén

Boreal Bog Sedge, Poor Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex magellanica var. irrigua, Carex paupercula, Carex paupercula var. brevisquama, Carex paupercula var. irrigua, Carex paupercula var. pallens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (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
Inflorescence: Spike , Terminal
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.


USA: AK , CO , CT , ID , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , MT , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OH , PA , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-03-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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