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Carex normalis

Carex normalis Mack.

Greater Straw Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CANO

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 4-1/2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC
Native Habitat: Open, often wet, woods, thickets, meadows and roadsides.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACU OBL FACW FACW
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.

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

Metadata

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

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