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Carex obtusata

Carex obtusata Lilj.

Obtuse Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CAOB4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (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
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Terminal
Size Class: 0-1 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 , MN , MT , ND , NM , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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