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Carex peckii

Carex peckii Howe

Peck's Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex albicans, Carex nigromarginata var. elliptica, Carex nigromarginata var. minor

USDA Symbol: CAPE11

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
Leaf Pubescence: Scabrous
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , CO , IA , IN , MA , ME , MI , MN , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , VT , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS

Additional resources

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


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

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