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Carex paleacea

Carex paleacea Schreb. ex Wahlenb.

Chaffy Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex paleacea var. transatlantica

USDA Symbol: CAPA29

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (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
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: MA , ME , NH
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL
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 paleacea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex paleacea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex paleacea

Metadata

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

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