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Carex meadii (Mead's sedge)
Fannon, Carolyn

Carex meadii

Carex meadii Dewey

Mead's Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex tetanica var. meadii

USDA Symbol: CAME2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: MB , ON , SK
Native Habitat: Moist to dry meadows and woodland openings.

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-10-24
Research By: JAM

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